Fieldwork in another speed: mushrooms in the dark, the northern lights dance in your eyelids for several minutes.
Fieldwork in another speed: During the daylight, before the eyes can start to see the bioluminescent.
The future architecture is soft. We developed a habit to inhabit the noisy reverb of sleek surface and the superimposed reflections in glass. The imaginary for the soft city needs diving into the mycelium scale. The soft city is more silent. The soft city is slower and it smells different. The soft city is interwoven with bodies, clothes and objects and it needs your attention, like your companion species do. We need courage and imagination to house the human earthlings in the post fossil, post concrete, fiber-based architectures.
Online video performance has soft fungi environments collected during the fieldwork as background. It is a study for possible symbiotic cohabitation with new urban materiality. The instructions will engage public online to question the sensory modalities, the materiality and the intra-climate of personal habitat. The online collages and videos serve as the imaginary of a different, softer city. Until 2021, the online exhibition will become part of speculative research in atmospheres of fiber architectures.
During the 2021 exhibition, human scale video projection, smells + and installation with fiber material research (textile/fungi samples displayed in front of the video) will act as “softening” of the antique cistern space in Lisbon.