[spectre] OPEN CALL -ELEONORE summer residency 2017

Shu Lea Cheang shulea at earthlink.net
Sat Apr 15 11:31:03 CEST 2017


Mycelium Network Society

ELEONORE summer residency 2017, Linz, Austria

JULY 1 –SEPTEMBER 12, 2017

Mycelium Network Society is an underground network imagination powered 
by fungus, spores, culture, kitchen, radio, transmission, installations, 
workshops and performances.Mycelium Network Society, a brand new network 
initiative situatedin a post-internet mudland, diverts the pursuit of 
magic mushroom, from a state of hyper-hallucination to collective fungal 
consciousness, and investigates the fungi culture, its network capacity 
to communicate and process information.Mushroom as a commodity, a 
medium, an element, commands its own domain in human-disturbed forests. 
Sprouting across the moisture of rich soils, expanding its colonies, 
sharing informations, networking co-habitants, mycelium is ordained by 
Paul Stametsas “the neurological network of nature”. In this 
post-digital, post-media, post-internet, post-enlightenment phase of 
current-day investigation into cultural practices, we seek out mycelium 
to lead us out of the ruins, to construct political tactics, to salvage 
economic meltdown. Ultimately at nature’s mercy, we artists/cultural 
producers strive to convene a nature’s network merging our research in 
technology, biology and ecology, persisting inconstant molecular 
communication a la mycelium mode.

This year, Stadtwerkstatt/infolab, in association with Zavod 
Kersnikova/Kapelica gallery in Ljubljana and CycleX in Andes, New York, 
launches Mycelium Network Society as part of Ecologies excursionat 
transmediale2017. As part of Stadtwerkstatt’s initiatives that focus on 
free/open culture and information technology, Station Messschiff 
Eleonore,oncea survey vessel, now docked by Danube harbor, is powered by 
solar energy, equipped with radio components and modified to host 
artists in residency. This summer, the Eleonore summer residency 
investigates the theme of Mycelium Network Society and calls for artists 
who works with mycelium, mushrooms, fungus and culture in a networked, 
network-able construct. We seek residency proposals that expand from 
routing the mycelium underground to scheming political insurgency and 
tactical intervention.

Eleonore artist in residency is a Stadtwerkstatt’s project.




Mycelium Network Society residency curation: Taro, Shu Lea Cheang, Franz 

The open call is open to artists, cultural workers, social 
interventionists, growers, doers, activists, networkers, 

The requirement is to work with the medium of mycelium, mushrooms, 
fungus and culture!

Open call application -email to Shu Lea Cheang<shulea at earthlink.net>.

-a brief bio, -web link(s), -a brief project proposal – sketches – all 
in ONE pdf.

The residency is for two week duration and offers 700€(500€ for per dium 
and materials, 200€ for travel, payable upon arrival at Eleonore)

Please state your desired dates of residency during July 1-September 12 

The Mycelium Network Society Eleonore residency projects will be 
presented as part of STWST48x3, the 3^rd year of 48 hour non-stop 
extravaganza hosted by Stadtwerkstatt and held in association with Ars 
Electronica in early September.

STWST48, 2015 - http://stwst48.stwst.at

STWST48, 2016 - http://stwst48x2.stwst.at

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