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Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Jordan Well, Coventry CV1 5QP
Sat 30 Oct 2021 @ 14.00
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Coventry Biennial 2021: Deliquescence Delight: Making Ink from Mushrooms with Lisa Franklin

Sat 30 Oct 2021 @ 14.00
Herbert Art Gallery & Museum
Jordan Well, Coventry CV1 5QP Show on map
Duration: 2 hours
Pay As You Wish

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No drawing or writing experience necessary. Wear clothes that can get a bit dirty.

Guideline Audience Age Range: 18 +

Lisa will guide you through the process of turning Shaggy Inkcap mushrooms into ink and then invite you to use this ink for writing, drawing and/or painting inspired by fungi. In the process, find out how inkcap mushrooms emerge as whole fruiting bodies and then gradually ‘deliquesce’ or liquify into a black ink in the process of releasing their spores: a sort of ‘death into new life’ performance. You will take away with you the instructions for creating your own ink from mushrooms and your own writing or drawing/painting.

About becoming fungi, becoming forest
Imagine the city as a place of invisible connections, as part of the biosphere interlinking all living beings. Can you see that the city is also a forest? Probe soil and reveal mycorrhizal networks. Probe bodies and discover that ‘we’ are ecosystems spanning boundaries and transgressing categories. This event, part of ‘becoming fungi, becoming forest’ will explore human entanglements in the shimmering ‘biome’ of interacting beings and their systems (humans, fungi, trees, microbes and other life), on scales from massive to microscopic. You are multiple.

Created by sirenscrossing, becoming fungi, becoming forest is commissioned by Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 / Green Futures and Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art, with support from The Pod, MRC Centre for Medical Mycology at University of Exeter, the British Mycological Society, the Arborocultural Association, and GroCycle.

Coventry Biennial is a festival of contemporary art taking place across Coventry & Warwickshire within and supported by UK City of Culture 2021. Expect new work by local and International artists, workshops, performances, talks, tours and much more. For more information visit: www.coventrybiennial.com"

Created by sirenscrossing, becoming fungi, becoming forest is commissioned by Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 / Green Futures and Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art, with support from The Pod, MRC Centre for Medical Mycology at University of Exeter, the British Mycological Society, the Arborocultural Association, and GroCycle.

Photo: Lisa Franklin

Coventry Biennial 2021

Until 23 January. The third Coventry Biennial will take place from October 2021 until January 2022 across Coventry and Warwickshire in a wide range of artistic, heritage, business and community locations. Titled Hyper-Possible, referencing the radical nature of Coventry’s history, exploring the legacies of artist-led networks, activisms and pedagogies that have emerged from and through the local area since the 1960s. These mark the city as an outstanding exemplar of innovative, experimental and radical artistic practice.

 

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