Solo exhibition @ Boutwell/Schabrowsky Gallery – Munich, March 8-13, 2022 / Myco-Experience: March 13, 2022
The latest hope of a cycle-based co-existence on Planet Earth is based on the potential of fungi. Fungi neutralise contaminated soil, dispose plastic waste and are the bio-material for architecture, fashion, art and design. Above all, fungi can inspire humans to live together in a cooperative symbiotic way. It is precisely this aspect that Christina Maria Pfeifer made the topic of her artistic research. With her microbiological art project, she pursues an artistic practice in which the focus is not primarily on a human, but on a more-than-human world.
In 2021 she invited the fungal mycelium of the tinder fungus into her studio as an equal agent. She developed a semi-living sculptural group of Platinum Badium in which the mycelium unfolded free from human intentions. The project took place in a transdisciplinary collaboration with Katrin Seiler from #transfungalensemblage and the scientific support of the Pilzwerkstatt Berlin.
What it is like to collaborate with a microbiological organism on an art project? That is the idea behind this exhibition.