[-empyre-] rehearsal of a network - [week 4]

Simon SWHTaylor at zoho.com
Wed Jun 27 17:56:53 AEST 2018

Dear <<empyreans>>,

On 26/06/18 06:37, Shu Lea Cheang wrote/quoted:
> I believe that mycelium is the neurological network of nature. 
> Interlacing mosaics of mycelium infuse habitats with 
> information-sharing membranes

Mycorrhyizal networks became entangled in the underground theatre work 
of Minus Theatre. But for reasons that rather go against those adduced 
in and around CMNs here, in their emphasis on the gains to be had, got 
from, harvested off the literal and metaphorical fungolalia and 
fungalia. The gain, for example, of communication: what if--we 
speculated in the spectacles we made--communication were not the point, 
but an exploitation-abstraction layer covering over--a too-human 
groundcover--the /work/ of decomposition? What if communication is /in 
/and an /excess/ of this work? And what then if the scatter, crackle and 
static of languages were the condition of their significations? The 
breaking-down, the waste itself, the soil, ground? Such work--of 
decomposition--would not be valued according to elements and minerals 
/liberated/ but would be valued in and through itself, as forming the 
maternal matrices in indeterminacy, inaction, asignifying, across 
inorganic and organic strata. Decomposition lays waste: elements are 
understood to be liberated and the value is in this breaking down, 
giving off phosphorescing halos in an excess of incandescent energy 
illumining the dark, not a light dispelling it.


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