Xenoestrogen Microdoser: fungal directed evolution device for toxic becomings.
Becoming with Schizophyllum Commune is a collaborative project exploring tentacular entaglements of the fungus S.commune with global anthropogenic endocrine disrupting pollution. S.commune is an extraordinary mushroom with over 28,000 sexes, anti-cancer secretions, and the ability to break down petro-chemical toxicities. To become with this companion organism, we are developing a Xenoestrogen microdoser : feeding endocrine disrupting petrochemicals to S.commune in increasing concentrations overtime, inducing mutagenesis for thriving in a sea of endocrine disrupting toxicants.
Schizophyllum commune is an extraordinary mushroom with over 28,000 sexes, anti-cancer secretions, and the ability to break down endocrine disrupting petro-chemicals. The bioreactor on display is a tool for growing S.commune, and administering doses of endocrine disruptors from common household products to induce mutation towards thriving in a sea of toxicants.