Mariah Wright (US)

REBRTH explores the extremes we may have to go to on Mars to replicate the multitudes of viruses, bacteria, and fungus that have co-evolved with humans, passed down from mother to child, since the beginning of human history.

In this scenario, these fragile bacterial colonies, one of our last links to the diversity of earth, have become our most valued inheritance. From a passive, unconscious relationship, the human microbiome is now grown like a rarefied fruit— adapted, feed, tended and matured, ultimately bringing this hidden world of bacteria further into the universe as the colonies within the colonizers.