MycoTV is a TV programme led by the Mycological Twist, a project led by Berlin-based artist duo Eloise Bonneviot and Anne de Boer in collaboration with artist Leslie Kulesh. This second iteration of MycoTV is developed in partnership with MOSTYN.
The programme seeks to address the different struggles that have emerged from the Coronavirus crisis, and to form a sense of solidarity and care across communities. The broadcasts will feature critical reflections from disciplines such as art, writing, music, design and activism. The programme comprises a series of talks, workshops, readings and music, using the concept of ‘SlowTV’ as a starting point.
As a tribute to the wild goats that have, since lockdown, begun to roam freely in the streets of Llandudno, MycoTV operates as a momentary herd. Not one that becomes immune, but a homebound and continuously infectious herd. It is a herd that is soft and gentle, that can share a moment of caress through collective virtual convening.
The programme will be broadcast online daily from 6pm - 8pm BST. Each episode will be divided into segments: KIDStv, DIYtv, THEORYtv, FICTIONtv and SLOWtv. Each day will focus on a different topic, inspired by issues and questions that have arisen from the current crisis: Blue Mondays, Preppers 4 Toilet Paper, Indoor Activism, Household Ecologies, and Intimacy.
Participants include, amongst others to be announced soon: Clay AD, Hamja Ahsan, Marija Bozinovska Jones, Dorota Gawęda and Eglė Kulbokaitė, Dylan Huw, Juliet Jacques, Hannah Lees, Huw Lemmey, Nemesis (Emily Segal and Martti Kalliala), Lola Olufemi, Rosanna Puyol, Holly White, Angharad Williams.
The Mycological Twist is formed of Berlin-based artists Eloise Bonneviot and Anne de Boer and operates both as a fixed mushroom garden and as a nomadic project. Since 2019 the garden has been located on a balcony in Berlin. The projects initiated by the Mycological Twist can be seen as a place to investigate the cycle of deterioration and regeneration happening in zones of Dark Ecology.