Exhibition:

Babel

Pigeon Tower 01

Period: 20 June 2020
Mycelium bricks: Shitake mushrooms, 30x20x20cm
Weather: Sunny, 22 degrees.
Supplier: Wouter Hassing, Mycophylia mushroom nursery, Lelystad.
Type: Round, diameter 110cm, height 180cm.

Vergroot

Babel - Pigeon Tower 01 Ben Hopley

The first tower of mycelial waste. Living material.
We mainly wanted to start. With a lot of enthusiasm but little precision or consultation.
The uneven blocks were stacked intuitively.
We filled the holes with a mixture of mycelium, straw and water.
Someone said, the wall seems to be leaning a bit ...
We tried to save the tower, with plastic wrap and side aisles.
But unfortunately, after only a few hours Babel fell over.
This is not how we should treat living material.