[a 2-session online program via zoom in May 2021; dates tba]
About this program: Mycelial Decomposition is a collaborative research and writing workshop inspired by fungal digestion.
Each workshop activates a different library or archive, and yields a collective zine, a collage of corresponsive perspectives created by the chance ecosystem of participants who gather together.
Over time, these zines will compose Hyphae, a cross-press journal that will grow volume by volume in conjunction with small presses, each of which will interpret the project and publication with its own flair. The project blends ecopoetics, alternative pedagogy, collaborative creation, and experimental publishing, and each zine has the potential to exist as an individual press publication as well as within a growing library of Hyphae that can be shared in contexts such as book fairs and environmental art exhibits, as well as via virtual platforms and networks.
Participants will receive a pdf of Hyphae / the collected work, which will also live on the OS’s Open Access Library; print copies will also be available, and distributed by the OS / Ingram.
Chloe Zimmerman is an artist, writer, and educator engaging with ecologies, documentary poetics and collaborative learning and making across disciplines. Chloe founded and facilitated the Mycological Research Playgroup, a research and production group for artistic and environmentally-minded humans to learn about and with fungi. She facilitates a series of collaborative writing workshops based on fungal digestion and, with Lucia Monge and Christopher Kennedy, co-created Fruiting Bodies, an experiment using community science, sculpture and ritual to explore fungal inoculation, mycoremediation and social exchange. She also co-founded Meshwork, an ongoing theory and writing group with a focus on correspondence and entanglement. Chloe has taught various creative practices in spaces including the Brooklyn Public Library, Genspace (a community biology lab), Swale House, Wendy’s Subway, Mono No Aware, MoMA, the Museum of the Moving Image, and the Queens Museum’s New New Yorkers Program. Her films have screened at venues including MoMA PS1 and Anthology Film Archives, and her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in diSONARE, Pelt (Organism for Poetic Research) and Bombay Gin. Chloe was a Collaborative Fellow at UnionDocs Center for Documentary Art, a graduate of the combined degree program between Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, and is an MFA candidate at Brown University.
ALL ACCESS PRICING MODEL / PAY WHAT YOU CAN / COMPARISON COSTS:
Liminal Lab is committed to providing a source of income for our collaborators and facilitators in an increasingly precarious time for culture workers and educators. However, no one will ever be turned away for lack of funds. We ask that those who can pay the suggested price, and/or help cover the cost of scholarship slots in each of our programs by sponsoring other participants.
- Compare the below to the cost for a similar accredited workshop in a university setting (where most of the $$$ goes to institutional bloat): $600 — we show you this so we can begin to think about wtf is happening in our institutions, where both students and faculty get the short end of the stick.
- At a standard “Market Rate,” at arts orgs: $250
- Recommended Sliding Scale: $30-50/session → $60-100 for the series
- Precarity Pricing: $10-20/session
- Barter / Volunteer / No Cost Option Available
- Membership / Sponsorship: You may now become a member of Liminal Lab! Which allows you to support as well as participate in this and other programs. By becoming a member, you can also sponsor low or no fee participants in this workshop with a donation of any size.