Temporary Archive of Ambiguous Architectures, Eastern Bloc, 2012, Les Territoires, Montreal, 2013, Actuel Contemporary, Winnipeg, 2015

The Temporary Archive explores the overlap between the imagined, the speculative, the subjective, the “experiment” and the sensitive nature of working between site, technical processes, material-objects, and living organisms. The work combines digital and biological reproduction to echo complex symbiotic relationships between animals, plants, environments and objects. A series of experiments with rapid prototyping techniques and living fungi. The first part of the archive system (Archive 1, math & mycelium) uses a modified rep rap printer that is programmed to print with agar and mycelium spores when it senses vibrations in its immediate environment (as an analogy to fungi sensing behaviour in the earth). The printer prints the mycelium into pre-programmed math patterns as a starting point for the mycelium to then grow its own emergent micro-architectures from. Archive item 2, mapping-modelling-mapping, are a series of touchable 3d prints modelled from mycelium patterns, displayed on a light-table and Archive item 3 is a video that uses DIY 3D scanning and open source animation software to model and describe the artistic process involved in creating the archive.

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