Sponge Mushrooms | 海綿樹菇
“Language and virus share many basic traits and qualities: mimicry, contagion, infection, repetition, replication and deception. They both work through techniques like grafting. They both tweak basic meanings.” by Laurie Anderson
The sponge mushroom sculpture was inspired by my childhood home in Taiwan. When the rainy season comes the walls are not only damp and moldy, but mushrooms also grow. This project uses mushrooms, a medium between plants and animals, between death and life, to express the imagery of rebirth through words in the corners of forgotten and withered memories.
The text in the sponge mushroom sculpture comes from a collection of quotes that inspired the concept of the “Three Suns” publication project including the subjects of Time, Memory, Film, Nostalgia, and Arctic Phenomena. The text was hand-printed on vintage onion skin paper and inserted into the upside-down dry sponge mushrooms representing the spores of the mushroom spreading and reproducing silently in corners of the room as well as in between pages of the book.
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- Title: Sponge Mushrooms
- Year: 2019-2022
- Medium: dry sponge mushrooms, vintage onion skin paper, archival ink
- Size: variable (Individual size approx. 7x5x1.5 Inch and there are 50 mushrooms in total)
- 材質：乾燥海綿樹菇、洋蔥皮紙 、永久性墨水
- 尺寸：尺寸依場地而定 (單個樹菇大小約為18x13x4 公分, 共50個)