A gif of the exhibition title, Ambrosia, in Hoss Sharp with various glyphs and images shuffling and replacing random letters in the word.

Ruixue Cai

A glyph of a pencil.

The Human Gallery

This gallery was built by the new creatures that live on future earth. It aimed to help their species to understand the real-life of human beings. An unknown reason made human beings disappear very suddenly. According to these conscious memory pieces from the only two human skulls they found, the only way for these creatures to understand human beings is to understand these conscious memories. After extracting human memory fragments from the skulls. The researchers concluded the last human memories into six main pieces. Then, they built experiential facilities based on these six pieces to show the visitors the rawest and most real human life. And also to enjoy the experiences of being a human. 

From the records, you would see that the memories of these new creatures are not 100 percent accurate because they understand humans from conscious memories, and it could mess up if they only guess from this limited information. Nevertheless, these creatures tried their best to create this virtual gallery for commemoration, and they used their methods to understand humans. As a “human” who is watching this story, I believe it would be a weird but exciting story.

The outside look image of the Human Gallery virtual building.
Handwritten signature from Ruixue Cai in black.

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