11 June 2010
the nurturing, comfortable, safe, infinitely promising Holding Environment
Late stages in the Structural Integrity exhibition as part of the Next Wave Festival in Melbourne.
The laptop in the Holding Environment powered the works of two different pieces by other artists, a radio broadcast by "Sound Research of China" and a video by Guangzhou-based artist Zhou Tao. The heat from the computer's operation helped to produce an appropriate climate for the growth of mushrooms—in this case, the oyster mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus)—inside the Holding Environment. Remember, May is autumn in Australia.