To inaugurate Diaspore and Friche Broadcast, The Mycological Twist brings you to the world of Fungitopia : a speculative reality in which we shift from a fungiphobe to a fungiphile society – a future where mushrooms live in symbiosis with humans and vice versa. As allies, these fungus would help getting rid of undesirable pests, regulate our health, decompose our waste and enhance our vision and experience of hyper-connected bodies. Feeding upon our fantasy for a humanity reconciled with its ecosystem, the exhibition poses snippets of mushroom dreams entangled in triumphant science.
Diaspore is an exhibition and participatory project space which focuses on ideas of ecology(ies), ecosystems and their communities. This year’s programme, ‘Friche Broadcasts’, looks at plant communication as a metaphor for social interaction. The events are led by artists, designers, scientists, chefs, community groups and all who wish to get involved.