9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th of September and 7th, 14th of October at 4pm

Register and experiment along with scientists, artists and architects – contribute to a creation of self-constructing Psychotropic House at the Zooetics Pavilion.

We live in a human world – as far as the eye can see, we are surrounded by human objects, tools, language. They make up an ever-enhancing technosphere that is a great deal more carnal than we tend to imagine. It stretches from a blink of an eye (because the body is also a technology) to the satellite, floating in the cosmic depths. It is so wide, it embraces cities and forests. The differences between various forms of life are not an impenetrable barrier but rather a chance for one species to complement another. Here we are taking the mycomorph as our example. We could consider the mycomorph as a material searching for its components. It looks like plastic or foam and is made when mycelium colonises other organic materials such as wood or straw. But what might a third element be that could determine the possibilities of this new material? Let’s try and solve this equation.

The XII Baltic Triennial features part of the project Psychotropic House: Zooetics Pavilion of Ballardian Technologies, organised by artists Gediminas and Nomeda Urbonas and Kaunas University of Technology – a laboratory of growing material. We invite students to experiment along with scientists, artists and architects. The laboratory is being developed in consultation with Baltic Champs chief mushroom technologist Paulius Pilipavičius, and facilitated by KTU students led by Inga Sideravičiūtė. The Mycomorph lab programing is being supervised by the architects Paulius Vaitiekūnas, Jautra Bernotaitė and Mykolas Svirskis.

More information and registration: [email protected], +37068265010