Arlington Garden is excited to host Exploring the Mycoverse which is a "fungi-focused community education group exploring the many ways fungi can teach us about the inextricable interconnectedness of all life.
Arlington Garden is excited to host Exploring the Mycoverse which is a “fungi-focused community education group exploring the many ways fungi can teach us about the inextricable interconnectedness of all life. The group meets to discuss fungi media such as texts, books, articles, films, and podcasts.”
Exploring the Mycoverse presents photographer Stu Pickell, a local from Pasadena, who will talk about his encounters with slime molds in the San Gabriel Mountains. Check out his incredible photography of slime molds and fungi on instagram @stucumber_. Following the presentation, stick around for a screening of the 2014 documentary The Creeping Garden in which artists and scientists discuss their fascination with plasmodial slime mold.
Run time is 81 minutes.
Space is limited. Registration is required for free here.
“Paradoxically down to earth and deeply eccentric…. invoking science fiction’s creeping unknowns.” – Kim Newman, Sight and Sound
“The Creeping Garden is a multi-award winning feature length creative documentary exploring the work of fringe scientists, mycologists, and artists, and their relationship with the extraordinary plasmodial slime mould. The slime mould is used to explore biological-inspired design, emergence theory, unconventional computing and robot controllers, topics which border on the world of science fiction. As well as exploring slime mould in the lab, the film travels out into the wild, hunting for the organisms in their natural habitat. Co-directed by artist film-maker Tim Grabham and writer and film curator Jasper Sharp, the film follows in the unconventional footsteps of Grabham’s previous feature ‘KanZeOn’ and Sharps fascination with the extended world of mycology.”
(Friday) 7:00 pm
Exploring the Mycoverse