Physarum polycephalum, kodak slide projector, oat charcoal agar, unfired clay
In collaboration with Lauria Clarke and Caleb Stone
This project speculates about multispecies epistemological futures, creating a sculptural data artifact though an interaction between slime mold, humans, and climate data. UV Index data is coded into masks and projected onto black agar using a slide projector. Slime mold, a light avoidant organism, avoids the light cast by the UVI data and grows within the shape of the shadow cast by the mask, embodying the constraints. We scan the slime in each iteration and stack them to create an extruded vessel, using unfired clay that is never vitrified.
Collaborative bio-archival process involving the interaction between slime mold (Physarum polycephalum), humans, and climate data.