Mycelium as Lingua Franca at a Tale of a Tub
16 November 2019 - 26 January 2020
16 November 2019 - 26 January 2020
October 15, 2019 - December 15, 2019
Opening Days: 5—8. September, exhibition is open from 11am—7pm Special events at Entrée during opening days: Thursday 3pm: Welcome to Entrée with Anne de Boer, Eloïse Bonneviot...
The Mycological Twist x Chaos Magic Opening: 18:00-21:00, 15th August 2019 Exhibition: 16 August – 28 September 2019 ‘Ghost Camp 3’ took place in July this year, hosted by The...
This year, in collaboration with Chaos Magic, we will all gather at the edge of Sherwood Forest near Nottingham. We will start on the 3rd of July in the afternoon, and end on the...
We spoke to Petroschek Wulgarow about ‘Rust to Rust’, some ideas behind the project and the Mycological Twist in general. Read the full text (in german) at Textur...
June 6th, 9:00 – 17:00. Leisure, as a complement to labour, bares confusing elements in relation to its function. Having fun entails reproducing moments that might not be...
The Mycological Twist invites you to educate your way into fungi wisdom through multilayered tutorial videos and how to tricks. Follow the creatures of the forest into trance...
as part of the project Plasticity of the Planet
The Mycological Twist will perform a new EDUCATIONAL DJ/VJ-SET as part of the exhibition ‘Sortir du Désenchantement du Numérique’ (Escaping the Digital Unease –...
As a process of opening up the garden to interventions or alterations to the Mycological Twist’s structure, an open call has been launched in the summer of 2015.
No fixed limitation was set to the open call, except an understanding of the gardens methodology and a connection with the season the project will be proposed for.
Charles Pryor is the first of the two projects being realized in the garden. Rather challenging for UK’s climate, Charles proposed the introduction of a tropical leafcutter ant colony that will feed itself on a ball of fungus.
(F) is the foraging caste out searching for fresh vegetation
(W) is the worker’s caste who tenderly compost the leaves to promote fungi growth.
(S) is the solider caste at home tendering to the queen and protecting the colony from intruders.
(Q) is the queen, stable and statuary-laying eggs buried deep within the Fungi garden.
(F) makes their way through the thick luscious tropics in search for leaves.
Slicing them with great precision they carry this vegetation back to the nest.
(W) is hard at work chewing the arrival of leaves down to a fine pulp while fertilizing it with faecal matter; in turn this pulp forms a nutritious substrate for the fungus to grow on deep within the fungus garden. It is this Fungus that feeds the colony.
Deeper below the nest a chamber leads to a composting graveyard.
(W) Notices a few dead workers and picks up on an external fungus, this is a potential threat to the fungi which needs to be cultivated. Without hesitance the worker caste remove the dead bodies and external fungus from the nest to avoid contamination and disease.
(W) diligently place both among a growing mound of debris. This large compost pile quickly breaks down and feeds its way into the soil system contributing and propagating new organic life within the soil-litter system.
(S) The Queens Guards stand strong surrounding the master, a spider has come to visit their nest, quickly and fearlessly a swarm of solider ants scatter up the colony’s chambers to the entrance of the nest. (S) swarms the spider biting it with determination, breaking it down till it drops dead. The burglar alarm is silenced, (S) retreats back to the colony.