A Fungus Garden Manifesto (2020)
Museo del Hongo community

How would a fungus-only garden look like? A fungus garden Manifesto calls upon the local community of mycophiles that have collaborated within Museo del Hongo throughout its history. Converging perspectives from a variety of disciplines and research, in this round table we bring together ideas on how can we shape a sustainable, mycocentric future.

Rotten Body (2020)
Alexandra Mabes (CL), Nicolás Oyarce (CL), Ana Rosa Ibáñez (CL)

Dance installation inspired by the decomposing course of action which fungi encourages. The shape of the body is deformed through the materials to portray the transformation and reconfiguration of matter in the decay.

Mapu Kufüll
Sebastián Calfuqueo (CL)

Digital video installation that reflects on the cosmological perspective of the Mapuche people in relation to mushroom harvesting. The artist will showcase his recent investigation at Museo del Hongo through an animated ‘Tale’, portraying mushrooms as a symbol for resistance for their communities post the “Araucania Pacification” period.

Sun Sun (2020)
Konantü (Courtney Smith & Iván Navarro)

In these dark pandemic times, Sun Sun invites us to invoke the sun and its light through an interactive poetry game that defies syntax logics, imagining new ones under a limited series of 8 words and their mutual combinations. The exhibition includes a set of 64 cards to print and play at home, a selection of songs that are related to the sun and videos to demonstrate and exemplify how the game goes.

CALM #2 | Decomposition (2020)
José Bidegain (CL), Futuro Fósil (CL)

Performative installation that reconfigures the value of the parts that constitute us as a living ecosystem. From the micro-political action of the arts and the organic macro of the fungi kingdom, this transmedial live experience uses sound to create new perspectives for physical and spatial perception.

360º tour of Vigilantes (2018)
Iván Navarro (CL)

Immersive footage of Vigilantes, Museo del Hongo’s second exhibition at Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Valdivia. Three species of mushrooms were grown from scratch and displayed in the museum’s underground vaults, with illumination from Navarro’s light sculptures, to create a biomimetic exhibition related to the cultivation of fungus gardens by ants and termites.

Local Fungi That Look Like Human Body Parts (2020)
Juan Ferrer (CL)

Digital installation composed of 3D models and a video that puts human body parts in conversation with a variety of mushrooms that grow in Chile. Our bodies are a fertile substrate for a complex microbiota that makes us who we are; this work aims to recreate a fungus garden within them, and to generate consciousness about the interconnection mycelium provides in nature.