Thursday, August 4, 2016

Spore Sprouting Test Reviewed on Dallas Arts Revue

Another review of the Spore Sprouting Test at Ro2 Art, this time by J R Compton at Dallas Arts Revue.   (Click on text/image to enlarge)

Dallas Arts Review

Dallas Arts Revue


Saturday, July 30, 2016

NFI Ink Drawings Part of The Chaos At RO2 Art


Brad Ford Smith
NFI Desk Top at lunch July 13th 2016
RO2 Art is having their annual Chaos show where they cover the gallery walls from top to bottom with artwork from a bus load of artists.














Brad Ford Smit
NFI Storage Facility 

The Nomadic Fungi Institute has submitted four pen and ink drawings by our archivist.





















Brad Ford Smith
NFI Desk Top at lunch July 20, 2016

Somehow he found time to do a these drawings of the NFI office. He says he does these 5x7" drawings during his lunch and not while on the clock.












Brad Ford Smith
NFI Flat Files


The Chaos show opens July 30th and runs through Sept 4th.








Friday, July 29, 2016

Spore Sprouting Test Reviewed On ModernDallas.net

The Spore Sprouting Test exhibition at RO2 Art has been reviewed by Todd Camplin on ModernDallas.net. The staff at NFI are thrilled, especially our archivist Brad Ford Smith who got his name in BIG type. (click in the text to enlarge)
Brad Ford Smith

Brad Ford Smith

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Germination And Sprouting Nomadic Fungus

The Nomadic Fungi Institute has successfully cultivated Nomadic Fungus spores in a controlled laboratory setting.

After two years of research and laboratory testing, NFI is happy to release these photographs from the Nomadic Fungi Spore Sprouting Test.

The multi step process of sprouting the Nomadic Fungus spores begins with the creation of a cocktail that the spores can thrive in.  Next, pour that funky mix into a jar and add a diecast car to act as a host for the fungus to feed upon.












Nomadic Fungi Institute


It was a bit of a dangerous decision whether to engage in these tests. The risks involved in handling a voracious material which if successfully germinated posed an added risk of containment breach.

After weighing all the options and conducting in depth research on containment and sterilization, NFI decided to push ahead with the tests. The results as you can see from these photographs has been amazing.










Nomadic Fungi Institute



These bonsai sized Nomadic Fungi Lab Samples will be essential in our research on how this parasitic fungus can rapidly biodegrade materials such as petroleum, rubber and plastic.


The results of the Spore Sprouting Test are on display at RO2 Art June 25th - July 23rd 2016.

Also listed now on ARTSY

Friday, June 17, 2016

The Proof Is In The Sprouted Fungus

Spore Sprouting Test





The Spore Sprouting Test is the latest exhibition by the Nomadic Fungi Institute

This exhibition represents the culmination of two years of research, and provides a step-by-step guide to the scientific process used in these tests.

By collection and germinating Nomadic Fungus spores NFI has taken the dangerous but necessary step in proving once and for all that the existence of this various eater of automobiles is not an urban myth or the hallucinations of drug addled beatniks.

Spore Sprouting Test
Presented by the Nomadic Fungi Institute
Hosted at RO2 Art

Opening reception: 6:00 - 10:00PM, Saturday, June 25
On view June 25th - July 23rd 2016

RO2 Art
1501 S Ervay St
Dallas Tx 75215

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

From The Top Looking Down

The staff at NFI are buzzing around like bees cranked up on high fructose corn syrup, digging through metal filing cabinets, documenting the progress of the Spore Sprouting Test and getting things ready for the exhibition at RO2 Art.

The photograph presented here is of the Spore Sprouting Test: Cargo Lorry.  The view is looking down through the magnified glass end of the containment jar. There will be 75 of these jars on view as well as a dozen fully formed Lab Samples.





Spore Sprouting Test
Presented by the Nomadic Fungi Institute
Hosted at RO2 Art

Opening reception: 6:00 - 10:00PM, Saturday, June 25
On view June 25th - July 23rd 2016

RO2 Art
1501 S Ervay St
Dallas Tx 75215


Sunday, May 22, 2016

Spore Sprouting Test On Display

Spore Sprouting Test





The Spore Sprouting Test is the new exhibition presented by the Nomadic Fungi Institute at RO2 Art.

NFI has been conducting spore sprouting tests to ascertain if Nomadic Fungus spores can be coaxed to germinate and encouraged to grow under laboratory conditions. This exhibit represents the culmination of two years of research and offers a step-by-step guide to the scientific process used in these tests.

Spore Sprouting Test
Presented by the Nomadic Fungi Institute
Hosted at RO2 Art

Opening reception: 6:00 - 10:00PM, Saturday, June 25
On view June 25th - July 23rd 2016

RO2 Art
1501 S Ervay St
Dallas Tx 75215