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 22nd 2016

RO2 Art
1501 S Ervay St
Dallas Tx 75215

Thursday, May 12, 2016

The Nature Of Cordyceps Closes Sunday May 15th


The Nature of Cordyceps exhibit looks at a peculiarly nasty little fungus known as Cordyceps, and traces its connection to Nomadic Fungi by way of the profit driven pharmaceutical biotech industry. Fun stuff.

Presented by the Nomadic Fungi Institute, exhibited at the Gallery at North Haven Gardens. Closes on Sunday May 15th.

7700 Northaven rd.
Dallas TX 75230

For more information a bout cordyceps,nomadic fungi and future events by NFI please visit www.WorldOfNomadicFungi.com

And while you're at it start following Nomadic Fungi Institute on Instagram

Friday, April 15, 2016

NFI at the Dallas Art Fair

Nomadic Fungus
NFI Lab Sample: Flatbed Lorry
As the people shuffle by a few will notice the odd little flatbed lorry with the lattice work fungal growth.

There are two NFI Lab Samples on display with Ro2 Art at the Dallas Art Fair this year. Keep an eye out for them.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

NFI Sighting at the Dallas Art Fair

Nomadic Fungus
NFI Lab Sample: 1986 Monte Carlo SS Holley Equipped

The big news this week is that NFI will have two NFI Lab Samples on display with Ro2 Art at the Dallas Art Fair

With over 10,000 visitors in 2015, this year's Dallas Art Fair represents the largest crowd that NFI has been exposed to to date. 

Friday, March 18, 2016

Life Cycle of Cordyceps On Display

Cordyceps
The Life Cycle Of Cordyceps
Original pencil and walnut ink drawing for the Wobbler's Encyclopedia of Parasitic Fungi

Cordyceps is a genus of fungus that propagates through parasitic behavior. The airborne spores drift down and attach to small insects such as ants, caterpillars, and crickets.

The spore uses an enzyme to melt into the host insect. Then it sends out roots that attach to the central nervous system of the insect, overriding the insects mental and physical functions. Thus impaired, the insect moves in a zombie like fashion, climbing up a plant stem as high as possible where it firmly attaches itself and waits.

The cordyceps spore, which has been feeding off the body fluids of the host insect soon ruptures through the insect's skin and grows into long horn shaped stroma. These stroma develop thousands of fresh spores that are taken up by the wind and silently float back down to the earth, landing on new unsuspecting insects.

The exhibit The Nature of Cordyceps is being held as part of a group show at The Gallery at North Haven Gardens. The exhibit runs from March 18th through April 22nd 2016

North Haven Gardens
7700 Northhaven Rd.
Dallas TX. 75230

Thursday, March 10, 2016

NFI Exhibiting at North Haven Gardens

The Nature of Cordyceps is a new exhibit present by the Nomadic Fungi Institute at The Gallery at North Haven Gardens.

This exhibit will focus on Cordyceps Sinensis, a parasitic fungus that thrives in the Alpine grasslands of Tibet where it feeds on the larvae of the ghost moth.

Documents, artifacts and specimens will illustrate the nature of Cordyceps and how it has become a multi billion dollar industry.

The exhibit is being held at The Gallery at North Haven Gardens from March 18th - April 22nd. The opening is on Friday March 18th from 5 - 7pm.

North Haven Gardens
7700 Northhaven Rd.
Dallas TX. 75230



Monday, March 7, 2016

The Nature of Cordyceps Exhibit

The Nomadic Fungi Institute is very excited to be presenting the exhibit The Nature of Cordyceps.

Culled from the NFI's vast collection of archived photographs, drawings, and specimens, the exhibit will focus on the illustration of the parasitic fungus known as Cordyceps, its life cycle and how manipulation by global enterprises could potentially lead to unexpected outcomes.

NFI has a long history of documenting cordyceps because it shares several characteristics with Nomadic Fungi. The similarities between the two species point to a possible link that could help explain the origins of Nomadic Fungi.

The exhibit is being held at The Gallery at North Haven Gardens from March 18th - April 22nd. The opening is on Friday March 18th from 5 - 7pm.

North Haven Gardens
7700 Northhaven Rd.
Dallas TX. 75230