Artists Dries Segers
FUNGI is an art fair installation by the artist Dries Segers. The installation is accompanied by a text of Hannah De Meyer and a posterbook-like publication of the same title.
Dries Segers photographed all tangible fungi organisms in Dudenparc, Brussels. Fungi are the oldest living species on our planet. They build and spread their communities across human borders, continents, laws … They take over land without asking permission. They clean up toxic messes in disturbed landscapes and shake the land back to life to create livable grounds for animals, plants and maybe humans. They have the power to transport energy between weaker and stronger trees, to keep forests alive or to kill them. Their spores are invisible and spread and spread and spread.
“The uncontrolled lives of mushrooms are a gift — and a guide — when the controlled world we thought we had fails.” — Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing
Video produced by Dries Segers