Kristin Weissenberger

Projects +
Exhibitions
        Triggsters Island
        Brown Tulips
        Resolution
        Pyro Bodies
        Fluidic Remembrane
        Dissipation factors remain stable
      
       

Material Interactions /
Body of Work
        Anthropogenites
        Pyroglomerates
        Moulds
        Hoaxer
        Derma
        Ceramics
        Multiobjects
        Silicones  



Mark
Mycelia

My objects from mushroom mycelium grow in processes of intensive nurturing and care. Ganoderma lucida is a wood-inhabiting parasite, who would mainly populate hardwood in the forest. In the beginning of its growth in the studio the mycelia needs tranquillity and germ-free, humid surrounding. When gained strength the mushroom could grow anywhere, it starts to build fruiting bodies. It subsists from wood chips, but it incorporates also other materials, such as paper or plastics. This is interesting, because dried mushroom material is often seen as sustainable substitute for plastics.