Translation Tapes

Series: #1, #2

Reishi Mycelium
& fruiting body (Ganoderma Lucidum)

In this dramatic display, the Reishi antennae are reaching out, attempting to tune into a new frequency and looking for signals through time. They are connecting with everything that's happened before, and all the possibilities this moment can explode into.

Reishi are known to be decomposers, recycling nutrients from dead organisms for others to use. In the decomposition process of this obsolete human technology, we explore the idea of the fungi being able to access and process the information embedded in the iron oxide coated tape wrapped around the spools. This brings us to the question: how are fungi responding to what we’re leaving behind? What kind of legacy to we want to leave?