Please Note: This workshop has been re-arranged for the 17th February
12 places are available on this free workshop. Book via Eventrbite at:
Join Rebecca Beinart for a workshop to experiment with living and biodegradable materials. This session will be an introduction to working with mycelium – the underground network of fungi – to grow sculptural forms into moulds. We’ll cover the different stages of this process, exploring how to work with different species and substrate materials. Rebecca has been working with fungi over the past year as part of her ongoing research into more-than-human relationships, medical histories and porous bodies.
This session will create a space for experimenting together and discussing what it means to collaborate with other organisms. In addition to thinking through regenerative materials, we’ll explore many unpredictable elements of working with another living organism, and what this can teach us about art-making processes.
Rebecca Beinart is an artist, educator and curator, based in Nottingham. She develops research-based, collaborative and site-based projects that evolve through long-term engagement with places and people. She makes sculpture, installation and performance, and uses live engagement and public dialogue to reflect on collective histories and futures, social and environmental justice, knowledge-making, and the politics of public space.
A budget to support the participation of those with access needs is available, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
This event is made possible by public funding from The National Lottery through Arts Council England.