Yi, who was born in Seoul and now lives in New York City, is best known for her perfume-based artwork. In 2015, after a confirmed case of Ebola in New York City caused widespread panic, Yi created an installation at The Kitchen in Manhattan that explored our relationship to smell and its links to gender. Gathering swabs from the mouths and vaginas of 100 women in her network, Yi grew the bacteria accumulated in petri dishes and analyzed the scent molecules to produce a scent that was released throughout the exhibition space. . The work was an apology for the smelly, the perishable and the impermanent. An extension of this practice, In love with the world is both a celebration of the senses and a joyful and utopian vision of the coexistence between humans and machines.