TITLED WORKS










2021

MUTUALISM




Our built environments are in stark contrast with the natural world from which we've emerged. In our collective imagination, the spaces of the future are even more sterilized, signaling a greater departure from the perfect imperfections that constitute the structure of the forest.

Mutualism is a multimedia exploration that challenges this paradigm. By putting forth a vision where the cold, hard logic of aluminum  is harmonized with the controlled chaos of mycelium, the piece provides an alternative vision of the future where humanity finds greater integration with nature.

The initial proposition was raised in the form of a sculpture. The themes were further extended through the mediums of poetry, sound and video, where techniques like photogrammetry and digital synthesis were contrasted with language and vocalization.

Mutualism initiates a rethinking of our trajectory as a species, carving out a greater place for nature in our dreams for the future.


interactive 3D object





Components:

Sculpture

Aluminum Extrusions, Reishi Mushroom Mycelium & fruiting bodies on Maple substrate.

WRITING

Poetry inspired by the sculpture, written and performed by ALLSMILES

VIDEO

Merging 3D photogrammetry of the sculpture with poetry, bridging the physical and digital realms.






mycelium in the growth phase




appearance of reishi fruiting bodies