the Mycological Twist has moved to Paris
The Mycological Twist has changed location and will, from 2018 on, operate from a garden in Athis-Mons near Paris. We look back at a very special time at Jupiter Woods which...
Commencing with a series of presentations by speakers introducing their research related to different aspects of mycelium, fungal growth and its ramified logics, the Mycological Twist invites Karolina Brzuzan to reflect upon edibility and nutrition. Recent events in Syria, where around 400,000 people live under siege, shows that malnutrition is still being used as a inhuman weapon against civilians. During her presentation Karolina will highlight several moments in history where malnutrition was used as a method to suppress a population. Through offering samples of dishes that are being eaten in the above mentioned conditions, Karolina gives a view into a population being thrown back on its most local resources.
Karolina Brzuzan (b. 1983) is an artist based in Warsaw, Poland. Her social-minded practice considers problems rooted in the conditions governing contemporary human existence. Her projects appear in different media from installations to objects, video and publications.
Natural elements such as plants and food, along with animal behaviour, are often featured in her work, putting emphasis on how these are depicted through an anthropomorphic point of view. Between 2009 – 2011 Karolina collaborated with Piotr Adamski to research the boundary separating the creations of nature and that of the human mind, revealing tensions and clashes between the two. The resulting work questioned the natural order of things, dismantling accepted truths and clichés.
Karolina Brzuzan is currently working on a long-term project ‘Starvation Cookbook’, researching the subject of famine around the world, the political reasons behind it and the ways in which local communities face such situations. This project will take the form of both a series of works and a book.
supported by Arts Council England