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Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Jordan Well, Coventry CV1 5QP
Sat 6 Nov 2021 @ 14.00
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Coventry Biennial 2021: Eat Your Words: Growing Mushrooms on Books with Lisa Franklin

Sat 6 Nov 2021 @ 14.00
Herbert Art Gallery & Museum
Jordan Well, Coventry CV1 5QP Show on map
Duration: 2 hours
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Guideline Audience Age Range: 18+

Bring an old book that will be eventually transformed into edible mushrooms. Learn how these beautiful living fungi (something neither plant nor animal) decompose organic material (even books). Lisa will take you through the process of growing grey/blue oyster mushrooms in recycled books and start you on your own mushroom growing journey. The workshop will see each participant inoculate a book with mushroom spawn to take away and nurture, eventually producing beautiful edible mushrooms at home.

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

Please bring an old book that you don't mind being transformed into edible mushrooms.

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 2021

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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