When plants and animals change to cope with human intervention

Singapore artist Robert Zhao Renhui recently unveiled his A Guide to the Flora and Fauna of the World project at the Singapore Biennale, which offers a sobering look at how the natural world has been altered by human action and intervention. Among the images are those showing life-forms that have evolved to cope with the changes (like a giant 4kg ornamental goldfish), as well as mutations that have resulted from human tampering (such as fake beef that is really pork, doctored with beef coloring and extract to make it look and taste like beef). Changeability is an art.

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Low Lai Chow travels light and is working on exercising demons from her past. Find out more about her at