In This Pile juxtaposed the slow growth of a pile of mycelium livestreamed through an ethernet cable to the maximalist environment of YouTube, and a companion website. Through direct experience this installation sought to offer a break from human conceptions of time: to open up to other ways of being. By observing mushrooms’ pace of life this space fostered a decentering ours, and maybe a moment of peace.


A response to our accelerationist behavior, In This Pile was a space to question how we spend time with ourselves, each other and other forms of life. It's a pile of soil in an open room. It’s mycelium, metal and plastic. Spores and projected pixels. It’s body and mind. It’s compost: growth and decay. Lines entwined. It’s space to care. A room to pause (time) in. It’s now: it’s not.

    In This Pile, Blue Oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus var. columbinus), assorted grass, soil and compost, water, web camera, projector, altered mouse, computers, assorted cords, tarp, with Dylan Hausthor, Jonas Luebbers, Lucas Yasunaga, Nabil Harb and Pancho Blood, Room 114, Green Hall, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT, 2021

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