The mushroom zoetrope on video!

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Here is a first attempt at capturing our zoetrope – How Mushrooms Grow, an Interactive Sculpture, by Belly & Bones – on film. Many thanks to Matty Sidle for filming and Esquivel for the music. Artists Tony Candelaria and Stef Choi designed and built this zoetrope for the Oregon Mushroom Stories project. It premiered at … Continue reading

Dec 2 – 3: Come see our exhibition

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Artist collective Belly & Bones (Stef Choi & Tony Candelaria) is creating an interactive zoetrope sculpture that presents a fungi life cycle, from mycelia to mushroom. This larger-than-life zoetrope (four feet in diameter!) presents a sequence of sculptures that sprout into mushrooms right before your eyes. Alongside the mycelium zoetrope, on December 2 from 2 … Continue reading

We’re building a mycelia zoetrope!

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I’m over the moon to share the news that artists Stef Choi and Tony Candelaria received a grant from The Celebration Foundation to build a mycelia zoetrope for our December 2-3, 2012 Oregon Mushroom Stories exhibition (aka The Mush Days). A mycelia zoetrope? Before they submitted their grant proposal, I had never heard of a … Continue reading

Mycelia are the nervous system of the forest

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[Video from KarmaTube] This video features professor and forester Suzanne Simard of the University of British Columbia, explaining the way that mycelia connect trees within a forest. Mycelia, which are the underground fungi network that produce mushrooms, transmit signals as well as nutrients from the largest, oldest “mother trees” to the younger ones to maintain … Continue reading

Fluid sculpture – A way to present mycelia?

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Artist Charlie Bucket made this sculpture as a prototype for a “fluid dress” he showed at the 2009 Maker Faire in San Mateo, California. This sculpture is mesmerizing. We have begun thinking about ways to present mycelia in our sculptural installation this fall as part of the Oregon Mushroom Stories project. I thought this could … Continue reading

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