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Deliquescence Delight. Making Ink from Mushrooms with Lisa Franklin

Turn Shaggy Inkcap mushrooms into ink and then invite you to use this ink for writing, drawing and/or painting inspired by fungi.

You will take away with you the instructions for creating your own ink from edible mushrooms and your own writing or drawing/painting.

Photo: Lisa Franklin

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Designed for age 18+
No drawing or writing experience necessary. Wear clothes that can get a bit dirty.

Imagine the city as a place of invisible connections, as part of the biosphere interlinking all living beings. Can you see that the city is also a forest? Probe soil and reveal mycorrhizal networks. Probe bodies and discover that ‘we’ are ecosystems spanning boundaries and transgressing categories. This event, part of ‘becoming fungi, becoming forest’ will explore human entanglements in the shimmering ‘biome’ of interacting beings and their systems (humans, fungi, trees, microbes and other life), on scales from massive to microscopic. You are multiple.

Created by sirenscrossing, becoming fungi, becoming forest is commissioned by Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 / Green Futures and Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art, with support from The Pod, MRC Centre for Medical Mycology at University of Exeter, the British Mycological Society, the Arborocultural Association, and GroCycle.

This project is part of Green Futures supported by National Lottery Heritage Fund and Severn Trent Community Fund.

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