The Living Language is a bio-design project exploring the boundaries between culture and nature. It is a suggestion for a new evolution process of the Hebrew alphabet during the 2000 years it was considered to be a dead language. The core element of the project is the bio-ink out of the Paenibacillus vortex bacterium, which is used to create old Hebrew characters that evolve themselves into modern ones. The project was created as part of Elisar’s final thesis at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design. He explores how language can be expressed visually. The project deals with the tension between controlling the behavior of living organisms and letting nature run its course. It also explores the developing states of the Hebrew language. Using the research, experiments and results, Ori questioned nature, culture, character and language with some own theories and asked in which biological fabrication can technologies interact with the design world.
The project was created as part of Elisar’s final thesis at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Israel.