Shi Cao is a visual artist with an undergraduate degree in Visual Communication Design from Jiangnan University and is currently studying for an MA in Information Experience Design at the Royal College of Art. He has a background in interdisciplinary practice, specialising in illustration, digital modelling, installation art, photography and the production of moving experimental images.
Plants sustain life on Earth. They are sensitive, complex and interconnected creatures that play an amazingly active role in ecosystems and human society. He is fascinated by the emotions of plants and the relationship between humans. Still, as anthropocentrism has led to increased tensions between humans and nature, Shi plans to ease the tensions between humans and the natural world through the concept of the symbiotic world. Using 'plant love' as a starting point, he aims to explore ways to strengthen the connection between people, plants and pollinators through immersive experiences and to disrupt the definition of anthropocentrism by enhancing human comprehension of the ways in which information is transmitted between plants.