Mycelia is a Special Event during Venice VR Expanded 2021 September 6, 22:00CEST
Mycelia: an otherworldly, meta mycelial, musical immersion.
Mycelia resides within VRChat.
The original concept: connect living mycelium biodata into a VR experience. The Mycelium* reacts sonically and visually within this audio-reactive world. Connecting living, nonHuman organisms through custom-built bio-sonification modules.
Nanotopia works with analog, semi-modular, and Eurorack synthesis. Their bio-sonification modules translate micro-fluctuations in conductivity to MIDI notes and controls, enabling them to send fungi energy through their synthesizers, creating a multi-species musical entanglement. During Mycelia, MetaVerse Artist ROOT performs an interpretive sporulation dance accompanied by Particle dancers; colleagues from the MVSA.
Visitors into Mycelia are encouraged to explore the crystalline mycelial cave, harvest Amanita, and go for a swim while listening to Midnight Mushroom Music and experiencing the dance.
* Mycelium is the vegetative part of a fungus or fungus-like bacterial colony.
For further information regarding bio-sonification, please visit https://www.nanotopia.net/support
Mycelia original concept by: Tosca Terán & Sara Lisa Vogl
Mycelium Bio-sonification & live music: Nanotopia https://www.nanotopia.net Ganoderma lucidum Pleurotus ostreatus
Dance Performance : R00T, Izmic, Lex, non-fungi
World building by: The MVC deac.online / Dale Deacon Phace / Jason Stapleton Tonetastic Tyson Cross
Avatars created by: The MVSA Tyson Cross Deac.online / Dale Deacon Phace / Jason Stapleton Nanotopian/Tosca Terán Sara Lisa Vogl
Atmospheric audio & performance audio set-up: The MVSA’s Tonetastic
Thorsten S. Wiedemann & A MAZE. / Berlin