I’m thrilled to announce that my project “Sound for Fungi. Homage to Indeterminacy” has received an Prix Ars Electronica 2021 Honorary Mention in the Artificial Intelligence & Life Art category.
The jury composed of Jens Hauser, Kenric McDowell, Karen Palmer, Regine Rapp, Marleen Stikker wrote in their statement:
“Sound for Fungi brilliantly translates fungal art-science research and philosophical reflections on the nature of networks into a convincing way of audience interaction. In the context of current biotechnological research on local tree mushrooms conducted at the Technical University Berlin, Schubert experimented with the influence of sound inducement on mycelium growth and then developed a digital interactive media installation based on her results. […] Schubert’s interactive artwork not only makes the phenomenon of the subterranean network (Wood Wide Web) palpable but also convincingly incorporates aesthetic strategies of play and chance.”