Radiotrophic Fungarium Or How To Make A Coat For Marie Curie
osmo/za, Slovenska cesta 54, Ljubljana
15 December 2022 – 10 January 2023
Opening: Thursday, 15 December at 7pm
The exhibition is open every weekday from 16 December to 10 January between 3pm and 7pm.
“Cloth is the body’s first architecture; it protects, conceals and reveals; it carries our weight, swaddles us at birth and covers us in sleep and in death.” – Ann Hamilton
Scientific support and consulting:
dr. Nina Gunde-Cimerman, dr. Polona Zalar, Barbara Kastelic-Bokal (University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty; Ljubljana)
Ana Gubenšek, mag. mikrobiol. (Center odličnosti InnoRenew CoE, Izola)
With the help of: students of Microbiology (University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty), within the Mycology elective course
Video environments, animation: Matea Friend
Video research and materials: Kaitlin Bryson
Video storyboard, animation, montage: Saša Spačal
Sound: Saša Spačal
Concrete plates: Andrej Škufca, Neja Zorzut, Igor Trunk
Folding panel plans: Lovrenc Košenina
Folding panels construction: Jože Zajc
Production: Uroš Veber, Tjaša Pogačar, Projekt Atol Institute
With support by: The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia & the City of Ljubljana
Saša Spačal is a postmedia artist working at the intersection of living systems research, contemporary and sound art. Her work focuses primarily on the posthuman condition, where human beings exist and act as one of many elements in the ecosystem and not as sovereigns. Therefore abandoning the Cartesian system of classification and accepting the fact that the field of technology has expanded not only from hardware to software but also to wetware resulting in hybrid phenomena inscribed in mechanical, digital and organic logic.
Her work was exhibited and performed at venues and festivals such as Ars Electronica Festival (AT), Prix Cube Exhibition (FR), Transmediale Festival (DE), Athens Digital Arts Festival (GR), Perm Museum of Contemporary Art (RUS), Onassis Cultural Center Athens (GR), Chronos Art Center (CHN), Eyebeam (USA), Cynetart Festival (DE), National Art Museum of China (CHN), Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova (SI), Kapelica Gallery (SI), Device_art (CRO), Art Laboratory Berlin (DE), Kiblix Festival (SI), Gallery of Contemporary Art Celje (SI), Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina (SRB), Lisboa Soa Festival (PT), Sonica Festival (SI). Her works received awards and nominations at Prix Ars Electronica, Ars Electronica Starts Prize, Japan Media Art Award, Prix Cube, New Technology Art Award and New Aesthetica Prize.
Kaitlin Bryson is an artist working on environmental and social justice issues. Her artistic practice and activism focuses on biological and metaphysical applications of healing to respond to the pervasive harms happening in the world. Bryson works primarily with fungi as material, metaphor and collaborators for her artworks.
She holds an MFA in Art and Ecology from the University of New Mexico and currently lives and works in the western United States. SBryson has received support from the Lannan and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation(s) to create ecologically, remediative artworks nationally and internationally. In 2019, Bryson co-founded The Submergence Collective, an environmental art collective focused on projects that envision a more collaborative, creative, hopeful, and ecologically connected future for our human species and the rest of the living world.Kaitlin Bryson