Alongside Fungi in a Synthetic Ur-Forest
February – December 2021
Transfungal Ensembalge supported by Pilzwerkstatt Berlin
“We are transdisciplinary posthuman animals, meeting once in a week, to collectively study, perform, read, explore, tentaculate, experiment and intertwine the mystery of mycelium. In particular, we are looking for the micro-biological perspective, the potential of collaborating with living organism instead of working with (new) material, for a nonhuman intelligence resonating with artificial intelligence, and for a post-capitalist approach that transforms production into posthuman becoming.
Our background is the visual and performing arts, social science, herbal and textile studies, feature writing and storytelling, and the exploration of artificial neural networks. We consider ourself as a hybrid incubator with open interfaces to other groups, incubators, networks, researches, practitioners, and likewise posthuman animals who share the fascination for the mycelium.” Christina Maria Pfeifer and Katrin Josefine Seiler, cofounders of #transfungalensemblage