Hsiang-Lin Kuo




The project is an Investigation in different banana species offers a variety of fiber textures that could be applied to designs. If the fibers are widely used for the creative industry, a bigger range of banana varieties could be conserved. The project will benefit both species: fashion evolution helps humans conserve a diverse gene pool for bananas. The complex human and Musa relationship is mapped down and translated onto a wearable garment, just as textiles have done the job for story-telling for thousands of years. A performer would be dressed in the garment, and then demonstrate the instructions of the toolkit in eight stations. Six sets of FAUX-MUSA toolkits will be provided to the audience to take part in the process.

Commissioned and will be exhibited in National Taiwan Science Museum 2024-2026.