Mycelium Network Society
ELEONORE summer residency 2017, Linz, Austria
JULY 1 –SEPTEMBER 12, 2017
Mycelium Network Society is an underground network imagination powered
by fungus, spores, culture, kitchen, radio, transmission, installations,
workshops and performances.Mycelium Network Society, a brand new network
initiative situatedin a post-internet mudland, diverts the pursuit of
magic mushroom, from a state of hyper-hallucination to collective fungal
consciousness, and investigates the fungi culture, its network capacity
to communicate and process information.Mushroom as a commodity, a
medium, an element, commands its own domain in human-disturbed forests.
Sprouting across the moisture of rich soils, expanding its colonies,
sharing informations, networking co-habitants, mycelium is ordained by
Paul Stametsas “the neurological network of nature”. In this
post-digital, post-media, post-internet, post-enlightenment phase of
current-day investigation into cultural practices, we seek out mycelium
to lead us out of the ruins, to construct political tactics, to salvage
economic meltdown. Ultimately at nature’s mercy, we artists/cultural
producers strive to convene a nature’s network merging our research in
technology, biology and ecology, persisting inconstant molecular
communication a la mycelium mode.
This year, Stadtwerkstatt/infolab, in association with Zavod
Kersnikova/Kapelica gallery in Ljubljana and CycleX in Andes, New York,
launches Mycelium Network Society as part of Ecologies excursionat
transmediale2017. As part of Stadtwerkstatt’s initiatives that focus on
free/open culture and information technology, Station Messschiff
Eleonore,oncea survey vessel, now docked by Danube harbor, is powered by
solar energy, equipped with radio components and modified to host
artists in residency. This summer, the Eleonore summer residency
investigates the theme of Mycelium Network Society and calls for artists
who works with mycelium, mushrooms, fungus and culture in a networked,
network-able construct. We seek residency proposals that expand from
routing the mycelium underground to scheming political insurgency and
Eleonore artist in residency is a Stadtwerkstatt’s project.
Mycelium Network Society residency curation: Taro, Shu Lea Cheang, Franz
The open call is open to artists, cultural workers, social
interventionists, growers, doers, activists, networkers,
The requirement is to work with the medium of mycelium, mushrooms,
fungus and culture!
Open call application -email to Shu Lea Cheang<[log in to unmask]>.
-a brief bio, -web link(s), -a brief project proposal – sketches – all
in ONE pdf.
The residency is for two week duration and offers 700€(500€ for per dium
and materials, 200€ for travel, payable upon arrival at Eleonore)
Please state your desired dates of residency during July 1-September 12
The Mycelium Network Society Eleonore residency projects will be
presented as part of STWST48x3, the 3^rd year of 48 hour non-stop
extravaganza hosted by Stadtwerkstatt and held in association with Ars
Electronica in early September.
STWST48, 2015 - http://stwst48.stwst.at
STWST48, 2016 - http://stwst48x2.stwst.at