The Sex Life of Mushrooms - Mushroom Performance / SocialBy Willoughby Arevalo, of Radical Mycology
Part of the 2016 Mushroom Workshop Series
(April 8th, 2016; Base Camp)
Listen to the audio here!
Fungi express brilliant sexual diversity in form, spore dispersal methods, life histories, partnerships and mating types. Therefore, they provide a model by which to compare the sexuality of humans and reflect on our sexual practices and social constructions of sex, gender, and family. Integrating experimental music and spoken word, Willoughby presents a juicy, in-depth, innuendo-laden personification of the life cycle of mushrooms, and sheds light on some of the queer and ecosexual ways that fungi procreate, celebrating the evolutionary advantages of sexual diversity.
|Audio equipment from another dimension|
|Getting set up and chewin' the chaga with Bolete Joe!|
|A beautiful Agarikon specimen (Laricifomes officinalis)|
|Reishi mushroom microphone|
|Having fun with it|