Phil Ross presentation

Saturday, October 17th, 2009
8pm

Join artist & mycologist Phil Ross for a presentation on his newest projects, which include growing a building out of living fungus, a trilogy of documentary videos on microorganisms, and a garden folly classrooom for the Oxbow High school in Napa. Topics discussed will include the process by which he is making his fungus building, his ideas on gardening, and the philosophic implications of microscopy.

Phil Ross is an artist, curator, and educator who places natural systems within a frame of social and historic contexts. Phil’s living artworks are grown into being over the course of several years, integrating traditional manufacturing techniques with practices and technologies from disparate fields. In 2007 Phil currated an exhibition on biotechnology for the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and he is the founder and director of CRITTER, a salon for the natural sciences located in San Francisco’s Mission District.

Images of the fungus bricks in process can be seen here

mushroom_brick