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  Subtle Technologies: Consciousness | Symbiosis State Project

Following Marguerite Humeau's attempts resuscitating "voices" of prehistoric lives, Amber Stucke's presentation draws on interdisciplinary ideas integrated in her artistic research.    

She began with a story of a fungus - mycelium - found on dead insects in tropical wet climates. Mycelium spores attach themselves onto ants (or any insect) fatally infecting the ant's brain by altering its behaviour (zombie ants) and using its body as a vessel to reproduce. The fruiting bodies emerge (cordyceps) from the brain and the cycle continues.

When Amber ingests cordyceps mushroom extracts, she recalls the story of these ants and imagines its influence on her mind-body state, and how it may affect her drawings. Her works reflexively connect her biological imagery with other kinds of biological consciousness (i.e. Michael Pollan gives a plant's-eye view).

"This curiosity also leads me to a journey of how my consciousness and drawing have grown together to create an internal state of mind that I call symbiosis state."

 
http://subtletechnologies.com/events/festival-2012/symposium/cons...
 
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