“Digital Weaving the Mycelium” presented by Truckenbrod


Session Title:

  • Interspecies (artist talks)

Presentation Title:

  • Digital Weaving the Mycelium

Presentation Subtheme:

  • Symbiotic Imaginaries




  • With digital weaving I am creating installations envisioning the symbiosis, and communication patterns within the mycelium. Woven in, fiber optics create sparks of light together with 3D surfaces of digital embroidery. Incorporating thread colored with dye created by fungi in a lab, is a model for sustainable color in textile arts, fashion and design.

    Working in the liminal space between the digital/virtual and the physical, material realm, my
    artworks in progress are digital textiles that will be part of an installation envisioning the
    mycelium; a symbiotic interdependent community of organisms communicating through
    electric impulses. Creating the complexity of twisted, tangled lines of the fibrous networks that
    are invisible, hidden underground, as digital fiber art, uses thread colored with dye created by fungi in a lab. This is a model for creating sustainable color in the textile arts, fashion and textile design industries.