Mycelium Network Society is an underground network imagination powered by fungus, spores, culture, kitchen, radio, transmission, installations, workshops and performances.
Mycelium Network Society, a brand new network initiative situated in a post-internet mudland, diverts the pursuit of the magic mushroom, from a state of hyper-hallucination to collective fungal consciousness, and investigates the fungi culture, its network capacity to communicate and process information. The mushroom as a commodity, a medium, an element, commands its own domain in human-disturbed forests. Sprouting across the moisture of rich soils, expanding its colonies, sharing informations, networking co-habitants, the mycelium is ordained by Paul Stamets as “the neurological network of nature.” In this post-digital, post-media, post-internet, post-enlightenment phase of current-day investigation into cultural practices, Mycelium Network Society seeks out mycelium to lead us out of the ruins, to construct political tactics, to salvage economic meltdown. Ultimately at nature’s mercy, the artists / cultural producers strive to convene a nature’s network merging our research in technology, biology, and ecology, persisting in constant molecular communication à la mycelium mode.
Mycelium Network Society is a joint network initiative
Stadtwerkstatt, Linz, Austria, http://stwst.at
Zavod Kersnikova, Ljubljana, Slovania, http://kapelica.org
cycleX, USA, http://cyclex.info
Residency ELEONORE summer residency, Linz, Austria