How to Move Like a Slime Mold
Kuidas liikuda nagu limaseen
Installation and performance
Made for Tallinn Photomonth curatoral show 2021, TOK curators (Maria Veits & Anna Bitkina)
Sound: Camille Laurelli
Voice-over recordings: Hans Gunter Lock
Assistant: Nele Tiidelepp
Thanks: Madis Kurss, Siim Hiis, Sigrid Liira, Laura Marmor, Anna Shkodenko
The installation How to Move Like a Slime Mould is a sound cocoon created by a female voice and an ambient sound, walking the visitor through his/her/ their bodies to suggest an experience of becoming an other-than-human organism. The participants are asked to find a comfortable way of interacting with the installation and build their personal experience through spatial and auditory elements. The installation emphasizes the idea of reuse and growing through change, not accumulation. At agreed times the artist will guide the audience through the experience. The performance will suggest bodily choreography, encouraging the audience to change perspective in the space, to touch and move, and to eat food created by yeast or mushroom cultures.
You know how to make the shortest path out of a labyrinth.
You are yellow and you eat fungal spores, bacteria, and other microbes.
You can learn and adapt to your environment.
You are said by humans to be an ideal substrate for future and emerging bio-computing devices.