Millennium Ginseng Project comprises of three sub-projects, respectively titled Extreme Greenhouse, Moon Ginseng and Time Machine Farm. Ginseng mostly grows in a harsh, natural environment and takes the shape of a human body. In traditional Chinese medicine, it is believed that the consumption of ginseng contributes to the supplement “Jing Qi” (meaning vitality). Most people also believe that wild ginseng is more potent than the ones cultivated in farms, and such a belief has led to the problem of ecological conservation. In light of this issue, Millennium Ginseng Project attempts to propose a future scenario and provides a possible win-win solution through virtual, sci-fi imagination. The project guides the audience to understand how the future of Chinese medicine can potentially be through the collaboration of the science and art worlds. The project not only helps protect the endangered plant but also sustains the spirit of traditional Chinese medicine. Through this project that integrates scientific theory and mythology, the artist paints a vivid sci-fi fantasy incorporated with Asian futuristic perspective while anticipating a future from a non-Western viewpoint.
顧廣毅 1985 年出生於臺北，碩士畢業於荷蘭恩荷芬設計學院（Design Academy Eindhoven）社會設計研究所（MA, Social Design）、國立陽明大學臨床牙醫學研究所。具有牙醫師、生物藝術家以及社會設計師等多重身分。他試圖拓展藝術、設計與科學結合的可能性，作品主要專注於臨床醫學、人類身體、人與其他物種的關係以及性別議題，嘗試藉由藝術實踐與設計方法去探索科學領域中的倫理問題，並藉此思考科技、人類個體和環境之間的關係。
Ku Kuang-Yi was born in Taipei in 1985. A dentist, bio artist and social designer, Ku holds an MA in Social Design from the Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands and an MDS (master of dental science) from National Yang-Ming University. Through his art practice, Ku aims to expand the possibility of combining art, design and science, and his work focuses on clinical medicine, human body, connection between human beings and other species as well as gender issues. He explores ethical issues in the field of science through art-making and design approaches while contemplating on the relationship between technology, individuals and the environment.