Lunatic Utopia

LUNATIC UTOPIA
Cured by the Moon

FUNGI BASE in the Moon
A COLONY for Utopians

Illustration, 85 cm x 112 cm, and animation Lunatic Utopia

Fungi Base in the Moon
Mycelium and lava sculpture
130 cm x 90 cm x 60 cm

50 collages / posters B&W A3

Art installation in the Moon
Project made and presented at the Arts Academy of Latvia

In modern societies it seems that our ties with the origin have disappeared and we have lost the sense of belonging.

Faced with the continuous mistreatment of the space we inhabit and the delusion of human relationships, I propose that instead of delving into a feeling of utter defeat, let’s take advantage of our madness and create new spaces of being.

Lunatic Utopia is an imagined place where we find ourselves and the keys to improve our existence with the help of fungi.

UTOPIA
An imagined place or state of things in which everything is perfect.

LUNATIC
From the 16th century, the Moon also served to explain changes in mood, as well as certain forms of madness that occurred at intervals, connected to the lunar phases.

MENTAL HEALTH
Source of the deepest human despair that acts directly on the body itself.

FUNGI MOON BASE
Place to rethink the relationship we establish with madness and recover the force that it generate and as a reaction to the collapse of all current therapeutic projects.

DISTANCE AND GRAVITY
A slight acceleration of its orbit at the right time can tug the Earth away from the sun. In principle we could turn the Earth into a giant space ship. Both, the low gravity and the relative proximity would facilitate the supply and exchange of resources between the Earth and the Moon.

WATER
Up by the poles of the Moon there are craters that stores a huge amount of ice. We could turn that water into air to breathe without anything brought from the Earth.

LAVA TUNNELS
Enormous cavities on the moon that would provide shielding from temperature swings, space radiation, micrometeoritic bombardment and sandblasting.

MYCO-ARCHITECTURE
Explores properties of fungal mycelium which is stronger than reinforced concrete and is capable of growing and repairing itself.

CURED BY THE MOON
Cultivating fungi to enhance the resilience of humans, their societies, and the environments.

MYCOREMEDIATION
Form of bioremediation in which fungi-based remediation methods are used to decontaminate the environment.

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