Sabina Hyoju AHN


©2020 by Sabina Hyoju Ahn

This project aims to transform the nano-scale of a striking biological phenomenon, the relationship between SARS-CoV-2 virus and human molecules, into an interactive audiovisual simulation. In this work, the interaction between the spike protein of SARS-CoV-2 and human cellular proteins is measured by Atomic Force Microscopy, which can touch and image a single molecule. We are creating an interactive audiovisual installation and performance from a set of interaction data. The audience is invited to an immersive space where they can control the biomolecules’ behavior so that they can intuitively recognize the biological characteristics. This project is not only a demonstration of scientific data but also attempts to look at the interspecies relationship in parasitism which particularly deals with our current and post-pandemic life with coronavirus and how we might control our coexistence in a virtual space.

Project by
Sabina Hyoju Ahn (Artist, Performer)
Myungin Lee (Artist, Technical Director)
Yoojin Oh (Scientist, Project Leader)

Special thanks to Prof. Dr. Peter Hinterdorfer.

This work is supported by
Johannes Kepler University (LIT-ARS-2022-005.), Ars Electronica Festival 2022, Land Oberösterreich(Upper Austria Goverment) and ARKO (Arts council korea).

We appreciate data from H.Seferovic, R.Zhu, L.Hain (Institute of Biophysics, JKU), G.Kada(10-9), C.Rankl(RECENDT), and advice from J.Kuchera-Morin, A.Cabrera (UCSB), H.S.Lee(KR).