A collaboration with Ben Kinsely
Using mushrooms as a material and metaphor, Myco-Ramblings explores the intersection of mycology, folk knowledge, and storytelling. We invited participants to join us on a ramble through Central Park to forage for mushrooms, to cultivate collective knowledge related to fungi, and to create a chance-based field recording. We walked, we noticed, and delighted in the delicacies of the mushroom world.
While field identification was part of the experience, it was not the primary goal. We were interested in what stories, practices, and insights emerge from the shared experience of looking at and for mushrooms together. The sounds and stories collected were edited to create a 42 minute audio document; a meditation on wandering and a celebration of the uncertain and mysterious nature of fungi.
We hope to expand this project with future walks and recordings. For now, enjoy the sounds of exploration: