The T-shroom (since 2002) - Kartina Neiburga and Art bureau OPEN

I believe that mycelium is the neurological network of nature. Interlacing mosaics of mycelium infuse habitats with information-sharing membranes. …..The mycelium stays in constant molecular communication with its environment, devising diverse enzymatic and chemical responses to complex challenges.
- Paul Stamets, Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World

MANIFEST | ADOPT | [2017] | [2018] | [2019] | [2020]

For years 2018-2020, we propose to branch out Mycelium Network Society a la franchise mode. Observing the concept of distributed network, we seek your participation as a node, a node that grows and connects nodes globally. We set cycle1 of network cultivating for three years, from 2018 to 2020. On a giving day in 2020, we call for a global release of the collected spores into the stratosphere, letting them drift in blowing wind till they ground themselves in the new land where cycle ll begins.

(1)To adopt the network concept as art spaces/collectives/labs that host artist projects.
(2)To focus on artists who work with mycelium, fungus, spores as art and network medium.
(3)To organize workshops/residencies/exhibitions.
(4)To cultivate your own local mycelium network, independent and autonomous.
(5)To share information, resources and be part of larger global network.
(6)To harvest spores from your local mushrooms and make spore prints for node to node spores exchange.
(7)To collect spores towards a global spores release party.
(8)To be part of a book to be published along with the spores’ release.

Franz Xaver - INFOLAB/Stadtwerkstatt
Shu Lea Cheang- CycleX