FUNGI INITIATIVE PHASE 2
MYRIADS OF THINGS
Food Growing Challenge led by Sara Rodrigues
*More workshops and events to be launched on the 20th of July.
Myriads of Things is a participatory programme featuring online artist-led workshops and public talks. The programme is inspired by Chapter 42 of Dao De Jing that reads, “The Dao gave birth to one, one gave birth to two, two gave birth to three, and three gave birth to Myriads of Things.” The chapter manifests an abstract and complex set of relations that humans are entangled in, as poet John Donne once wrote, “No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.”
As the second phase of the long-term initiative Fungi Initiative that focuses on processes and participation instead of products, the programme begins with a video-based workshop, In the Beginning, There was a Box (2020) by multidisciplinary artist Sara Rodrigues. By revisiting the history of commercial plants and loss of self-sufficiency, Sara invites us to create a food-growing box and think through problems around land ownership, food production and trade. The full programme information will be available on the 20th of July.
Myriads of Things is led by Rhona Eve Clews, Lenette Lua, Sara Rodrigues, Elena-Andreea Teleage, Sean Tseng and Sara Wu.
We would like to express our massive gratitude towards Arts Council England for supporting the programme and our practices in such a challenging time.