SPACE AVAILABLE X BRAIN DEAD
‘THE MYCELIUM NETWORK’
AN EXHIBITION & PRODUCT LAUNCH, SHOWCASING THE POTENTIAL OF
MYCELIUM AS AN ECOLOGICAL MATERIAL OF THE FUTURE
“Exploring the radical nature of fungi through cultural collaboration'"
Space Available has joined forces with LA design collective Brain Dead to curate an exhibition titled ‘The Mycelium Network’. The curation includes collaborative works from Space Available and Brain Dead, as well as furniture pieces and other objects from an international community of artists and designers.
The exhibition follows the findings of Space Available’s recent case study Radical Fungi, and is designed to connect creators and environmentalists, alike, to amplify the relevance of mycelium as a future material.
The Radical Fungi case study emerged from the conviction that the conscious use of biomaterials such as mycelium may provide a remedy for the damaging effects of toxic materials and our current ‘throw-away’ culture which is leading to an overall disconnection from nature. From this exploration, a collection of mycelium-based design objects was born, designed by Space Available studios and grown by MYCL. The composite products are cultivated from mycelium spores which grow over time and bind together with raw agroforestry byproducts such as sawdust and wood chips. Each item is 100% natural, biodegradable, and can be returned to the Earth as nourishment for the soil.
The composite products are cultivated from mycelium spores which grow over time and bind together with raw agroforestry byproducts such as sawdust and wood chips.
The Mycelium Network exhibition launches at Brain Dead’s Fabrication Gallery on Wednesday 12 April, 2023, and features mycelium-based works from a number of artists and design studios – Space Available’s Mycelium Meditation Chair, footballs created in collaboration with Max Lamb using fungi waste from UK-based fungal discovery platform Really Clever, mycelium table lamps by Bewilder, Reishi-based speakers from Myco Audio and Baltimore Loth and organic mushroom stools from British designer Dean Edmonds, among them. Objects from the exhibition will be available for purchase at Brain Dead LA and in limited quantities from Space Available’s online store.
In June 2023, ‘The Mycelium Network’ exhibition will travel to Bali, where it will be showcased at the Museum of Space Available (MoSA).
Space Available founder Daniel Mitchell says:
“Here at Space Available we very much believe that biomaterials are the future. And having an opportunity to work with cult brand Brain Dead helps amplify this further, hopefully leading to positive impacts within the cultural and design landscape. “
The Mycelium Network exhibition will take place on Wednesday April 12th, 2023, at Brain Dead Fabrications Gallery, 3819 Sunset Blvd , LA, CA. For images, interviews or more information, please contact email@example.com.
ABOUT BRAIN DEAD
Brain Dead is a creative collective of artists and designers from around the world. With its disruptive, graphic-led approach, the brand takes its cues from post punk, underground comics, and the spirit of subculture as a whole. Brain Dead is not one person, nor is it one idea. It sits in the space between people.
ABOUT SPACE AVAILABLE
Space Available is a creative platform and ecological design studio on a mission to create a circular future. Led by a global community of artists, designers, scientists and environmentalists. Connecting the dots between nature, culture and design. As specialists in circular design solutions, we create spaces, concepts, products and experiences based on the regenerative principles of the natural world. Our holistic approach involves bio-innovation, radical waste recycling, upcycling, future craft and digital communications for the new earth.
Our ethos is built around education, conversation and collaboration. We understand that in order to solve complex problems, we must operate as a collective – learning, unlearning, and sharing, creating meaningful work for people and the planet.
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