We wanted to make a change in the fabric of tshirts with living micro organisms. Some research showed that it might be possible to derive bacteria from soil that make pigments (Natsai Chieza). There is also a variety of fungi that might stain fabrics.
So first we collected samples from the roots of plants growing around Mediamatic.
Isolate the colors
The first cultures showed a dense mix of fungi and bacteria. We tried to isolate te colored bacteria and fungi in seperate petridishes. Then we put them on fabrics.
Now we are trying to make the colored bacteria and fungi grow on the fabric. Hopefully they will leave their mark.