The Fruits of Consciousness
The Fruits of consciousness is a virtual installation based on the theories of sight, knowledge, and consciousness fundamentally inspired by the scientific literature of Lynne A. Isbell regarding the connection and coevolution between the serpent, human, the fruit, and the tree in relation to our biological history.

Mysticism and symbolism are now mostly wrongly regarded as absurd theories and pseudoscience that is not worth listening, Carl Gustav Jung’s life work suggests, there is truth in our stories and myths, that does not mean a story is real, truth refers to a more complex, and in a way, transcendental state of the human consciousness. In the story, the snake offers the fruit to Eve, which she considers to be desirable and pleasant to the eyes. It is also True that red fruit has always been more desirable for primates because of color and sweetness. Snakes and humans were in the arm-race of coevolution venom resistance and promoted the complex vision system we have nowadays. Therefore we ought to see them and analyze them in a way we could find scientific answers in them just as this story shows us the
deepest parts of our unconscious.
Three main actors or a trident. The digital tree of Malus pumila and with a suggested modification, with the DNA of a gene coding for snake protein. The protein is represented by a 3D model of the protein in the top This tree is the symbolic rhyme of the Genesis tree, a specimen that tells a true story any visitor can relate to or adapt to their own life.
On the top of the tree, there will be the protein of a snake venom that will hover and show by owning the
metaphorical essence of the tree. Beside the tree, there will be two non-human agents. The robot arms will be pre-programmed to maintain alive this tree and avoid the harm of the visitor that attempts to step forward unto the three in the digital garden. The robots’ names are Adam and Eve and they act through this robot as extensions to protect and maintain the foundations of human consciousness, and the important elements of our myths and stories in a speculative world where humans do not preserve them anymore, by a probable extinction or lack of care for the myths and symbols; Non-human entities now take care of the representation of human consciousness

Technical Collaborator: Hypergnosys

Ethan Avila & Laura Rodriguez

We found a common dialogue in science-art practices by colliding our initial backgrounds to generate a new horizon.
Laura is an independent artist and curator of exhibitions fond of exposing connections between human and non-humanagents. Curator of the “Bioart: Biomedia and New Nature” Major at the Art & Science Master's program at ITMO University, her mission is to promote scientific and technological art to improve the quality of education. Personally, she explores the topic of empathy towards all species, aesthetics, and care of humans as biological networks.
Ethan is a digital artist and director. He studied an Animation & Digital Arts degree in Mexico City in Tecnológico de Monterrey. Ethan has a specialization in Fine Arts from Antonio de Nebrija University, Spain. His works as director include short animation films, live-action, and music. Currently, he works at the Art and Science Center as a professor in Digital Arts. His works exist for no apparent reason, serve no obvious purpose, giving a sense of darkness with a search of hope. it's an expression and effort for understanding ourselves.
Together we create a balanced sparkle of perilous beauty, scientific sorcery, and lightning darkness.
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