This weeks peculiar image is a work by Zeger Reyers. In 2001 he vaccinated some everyday objects - found in the basement of Rotterdam Art Centre Witte de With - with oyster mushroom spores. Shortly afterwards, colorful fungi sprouted from archive boxes, furniture and fire hoses.
Reyers (1966) is known for his installations in which he confronts the artificial, man-made world, with the forces of nature and their miraculous beauty.
hortus conclusus - 2001
More recent work:
hard water - 2003
lux flex - 2006
Referral to aqua boogie II
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I find this also an interesting comment on the primacy of art over administrative activities or public safety. The artist is lauded for destroying archives and for destroying firefighting equipment.