Reticulum mycelium, 36” x 42” intaglio prints on Reeves BFK paper.
On view in the Book Arts Main Gallery as part of Darya Warner’s exhibition, “Networks, entangled”
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From the artist:
A. Reticula, 2019
From the Latin “Reticulum”- network, the installation explores the overlap of various networks created by humans, nature (fungi) and machine-made algorithms in time and scale.” Reticulum limina” navigates us through time-lapse created by the software algorithm of the image processing. The threshold changes every 9 points (corresponding with an average of 9 days of mycelium to develop a visible network) culminating in “ Reticulum mycelium”. The way the algorithm choosing specific marks is unknown – a mystery within. At the same time, the viewer is encouraged to interact with mycelium growth in real-time through “Reticulum hybrida” first by placing the ear onto the petri dish, which acts as a mini amplifier. The humming noise emitted through the copper plate is a 220 Hz sine wave broadcasted for the duration of the open hours, hypothesized to induce growth in living organisms. Here the source is hidden – by moving the dish around on the copper plate and identifying optimal hum volume the viewer is actively participating in the growth of Pleurotus Eryngii. The mycelium is growing on the paper, onto which the map of the urban collecting site is laser etched. For the duration of the show, the “control” in the middle of the piece is anchored and only 3 other Petri dishes are allowed to be moved. The mycelium networks develop over time colliding all elements together into a reticulum. Within 2 weeks the mycelium was over competed by common green mold, Trichoderma harzianum, which grew in circular patterns responding to the sound stimulation. The dishes were moved by the audience during the open hours except the ‘control’ in the middle, which did not produce any ‘rings’. This project continues to investigate the patterns and networks in nature.