In Interwoven, the protagonist is a chunk of fungi. Electrical activity is measured from them. The fungus communicates within its own network through electrical pulses. This invisible language is translated into something we can see and hear: a projection and sound. This way, the fungus ‘speaks’ to the viewer.
If the fungus is touched, the effect can be seen in the projection and heard in the sound. This way, the visitor’s influence is noticeable, and the visitor cooperates with the fungus to make the projection move.
This installation is about the relationship between humans and nature. Are humans and nature too distanced from each other? Or are we one? By bringing visitors face to face with a fungus, we hope to establish a sense of connection with the fungus, and therefore to nature.
This work is my graduation work for Image and Media Technology at University of the Arts, Utrecht. It won the Awesome Utrecht prize and was officially selected for Dutch Design Week 2021.
23-26 June 2021 Exhibition ︎︎︎ HKU Exposure online
24-30 June 2021 Exhibition ︎︎︎ Thanks, Machine.
14 Sep 2021 Performance ︎︎︎ Opening van het Collegejaar HKU
1 Oct 2021 Exhibition ︎︎︎ Betweter Festival
20 Oct 2021 Performance ︎︎︎ KNMI // Climate Walk Urgenda
8-24 Oct 2021 Exhibition ︎︎︎ RE|NATURE
16 Apr - 21 Aug 2022 Exhibition ︎︎︎ Museum De Fundatie Zwolle
︎︎︎ Interview Interwoven
︎︎︎ Podcast about Interwoven
︎︎︎ NRC Feature
ARTISTS Lidewei Reitsma & Jonne Verheij
SOUND Marijn Cinjee
FUNGI SPONSOR Paddestoelenrijk
FUNGI ADVICE Prof. Dr. Han Wösten, Dr. Jan Dijksterhuis, Dr. Robert-Jan Bleichrodt
SPECIAL THANKS TO Melanie Kandelaars, Juli Laczkó, Job van Nuenen, Martijn van Gessel, Goran Goldin, Cyrille Bloemers, Wiam Al-Zabari, Ronald Nijhof, René Lansink, Jaap Reitsma, Jan ten Cate, Mik Witte, Lenno Verhoog, Kas Houthuis, Shirley Niemans, Dirk Lentz, Joris Besselink, Awesome Utrecht