Art, knowledge, and thinking like a mushroom

Venue:          Yes We Cannibal Art Space, 1600 Government St, Baton Rouge, LA
Exhibition:    Eat the Anthropocene by Cesar and Lois, mycelia and friend entities
June 5 – July 11, 2021

In their Eat the Anthropocene art works, Cesar and Lois put together a very special kind of palimpsest. Special structurally, because, unlike the common palimpsest, the layers are not superimposed but are integrated and organic. They grow out of each other. Special in terms of content because these are not two layers of conventional art, but layers composed of books and mushrooms, respectively – book knowledge and organic knowledge, with the mushrooms reclaiming the territory of the book for their own organic purposes.

Where is the lasting knowledge? In the fungus or in the book?

   

And what remembrance have we, what new engagement, when all is said and done?

  

Here’s a 4-minute video Cesar and Lois made to tune the imagination to the images in the gallery space.

Pick up the perqs of micropatronage (1, 10, 20, 50, 100 levels) for Yes We Cannibal as they build an open home for experiments in art, music, food, and performance. Set in an inner city Baton Rouge neighborhood, the art space is up and running, and Mat and Liz are in the planning stages of a free neighborhood food forest with flowers, fruits, vegetables and herbs. Give them a little support!

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4 thoughts on “Art, knowledge, and thinking like a mushroom

  1. On Tue, Jul 20, 2021 at 4:11 PM shakemyheadhollow wrote:

    > > > > > > > Daedalus Lex posted: “Venue: Yes We Cannibal Art Space, 1600 > Government St, Baton Rouge, LA > > > Exhibition: Eat the Anthropocene by Cesar and Lois, mycelia and friend > entities > > June 5 – July 11, 2021 > > > > In their Eat the Anthropocene art works, Cesar and Lois put toget” > > > >

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  2. How does a mushroom think? Interesting question. Let us assume in circles, returning inevitably to the beginning, not very creative but predictable and so provide “easy pickings”. Having been one of the first organisms and left behind by evolution, their thoughts are still rather earthbound and locality orientated. I hope that answers the question?

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