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Multi-species entanglements: Sculpting with Mycelium

This workshop is a continuation of ArtSci Salon's Fantastic Fungi Futures event taking place November, 29th 6pm-8pm at the Fields Institute in anticipation of the HotDocs screening of Fantastic Fungi, Sunday December 1st 6:30pm.

Multi-species entanglements: Sculpting with Mycelium
Wednesday, December 4th, 7PM-10PM
InterAccess, 950 Dupont Street #Unit 1, Toronto

This workshop is open to public to attend, however, pre-registration is required. Register at 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/multi-species-entanglements-sculpting-with-mycelium-tickets-82368665897

During this workshop Tosca Teran introduces the amazing potential of Mycelium for collaboration at the intersection of art and science. Participants learn how to transform their kitchens and closets in to safe, mini-Mycelium biolabs and leave the workshop with a live Mycelium planter/bowl form, as well as a wide array of possibilities of how they might work with this sustainable bio-material.

Mycelium= Essentially, the term mycelium is used to refer to the thread-like structures of fungi. Mycelium (plural mycelia) develops from the fungal hyphae. While mycelia plays an important role in reproduction (vegetative parts of fungi), they are also involved in the decomposition of organic matter, which makes them very important in nature. -Microscope Master


Artist-instructor Tosca Teran works with Mycelium collaboratively – creating the Midnight Mushroom Music Podcast. https://soundcloud.com/nanotopia/sets/midnight-mushroom-music

While in Australia Tosca was interviewed On ABC’s Statewide Drive with Fiona Wyllie concerning her work their with fungi. https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/nsw-statewide-drive/recording-mushroom-magic/11501874

Tosca Teran, aka Nanotopia, is an Multi-disciplinary artist. Her work has been featured at SOFA New York, Culture Canada, and The Toronto Design Exchange. Tosca has been awarded artist residencies with The Ayatana Research Program in Ottawa and The Icelandic Visual Artists Association through Sím, Reykjavik Iceland and Nes artist residency in Skagaströnd, Iceland. In 2019 she was one of the first Bio-Artists in residence at the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto in partnership with the Ontario Science Centre as part of the Alien Agencies Collective. A recipient of the 2019 BigCi Environmental Award at Wollemi National Park within the UNESCO World Heritage site in the Greater Blue Mountains. Tosca started collaborating artistically with Algae, Physarum polycephalum, and Mycelium in 2016, translating biodata from non-human organisms into music.

@MothAntler @nanopodstudio www.toscateran.com www.nanotopia.net


This event is an activity of the general mycological community, and is not organized by the MST.

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