Sunday, October 1, 2017

NFI Inventory Now Listed On Artsy

Brad Ford Smith
Taking a clue from the mycelium of nomadic fungi, NFI is sending out ever bigger tendrils in search of new public resources to tap into.

We are happy to announce that the Nomadic Fungi Institute is now listed on Artsy. Follow the link below and you will find an extensive inventory of NFI documents, lab samples, and photographs. Each of these items can be yours for a small suggested donation. All funds go to support the ongoing research of the tireless staff at NFI.
NFI On Artsy

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Spore Sprouting Presentation

Monday, April 17, 2017

Phenomenally Photographed Fungi


During the Nomadic Fungi Spore Sprouting Test the staff at NFI were click, click, clicking away, filling up one memory card after another with photographs in hopes of capturing every nuance within each spore sprouting jar. Click, click click. Click, click click. A digital mountain of photographs.

Those photographs were about scientific standards for documentation. They were not about capturing an image that clearly defines the scope and beauty of these lab samples. For that NFI needed a photographer with saperiour skills, and who would not be overly concerned about exposing their camera equipment to a fungus that loves to eat things like circuit boards, rubber gaskets, and alkaline batteries....


Who did we find? Who else but the very brave and extremly talented photographer Barry Snidow. He is a master at light refraction and a poet with an SLR.
He gave each NFI Lab Sample the full New York Fashion Week treatment.





















They look marvelous darling!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Nomadic Fungi Institute Spore Sprouting Test Exhibition



This exhibition represents the culmination of two years of scientific research on the gathering and propagation of nomadic fungus spores in a controlled laboratory setting. The exhibition was held at RO2 Art in Dallas, Texas.

The Nomadic Fungi Institute would like to sincerely thank Ro2 Art for hosting this exhibition. Also thank you to Artbot 138 for capturing this event on film.

Monday, March 6, 2017

The Nature of Cordyceps



This film clip was taken during the Nature of Cordyceps exhibition held at the Gallery at North Haven Gardens in Dallas Texas. It was the first public exhibition of documents pulled from the Nomadic Fungi Institute archives and focused as an introduction to what cordyceps are and how they could be related to nomadic fungi.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

NFI Director Subject For Photographer

Bard Ford Smith





























Last month during a rare outing our Director, the obsessively dedicated and sun deprived research junkie, Dr. B.F. Smith PhD ended up at the photography studio of the very talented and gracious Kent Barker.

Kent has been working on a series he calls The Creatives. In this series he is documenting a cross section of the creative community living in Dallas Texas. This community includes painters, designers, architects, photographers, dancers, writers and now one musty smelling archivist from the Nomadic Fungi Institute.

Dr. Smith is pictured here in a freshly cleaned lab coat proudly displaying three jars containing successfully sprouted Nomadic Fungi. The staff at NFI are very proud of this portrait and are truly amazed at Kent's ability to capture the more dignified side of our Director.

For more information on Kent Barker's wonderful series  The Creatives follow this LINK

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Dr. Graybones And His Curious Knapsack is Sold Out!

Nomadic Fungi Institute
We just received word from Deep Vellum Books that the White Rock Zine Machine zines is completely sold out!

That means all of the signed first editions of Dr. Graybones and His Curious Knapsack are SOLD OUT!

But don't worry, we're looking into publishing a second edition with a slightly bigger format, which will give us more room for additional text.

We're researching a few micro grants to help cover the production cost.

Lisa Huffaker at the White Rock Zine Machine is already corralling a new batch of writers and artists for her third flight of zines. Check out their website for updates.