Woof Woof Arf Arf | Cordyceps
Woof woof arf arf is a thematic, nationwide magazine featuring works of art and scientific texts. Every issue is associated with a series of accompanying exhibitions held in various Polish cities. Curators of the project are Marta Ostajewska and Urszula Kluz-Knopek.
The theme of the first issue is Cordyceps: Cordyceps is a fungus, a parasite that infects group of animals, which begins occupy a dominant position in the ecosystem. We can say that it „cares” about the balance in nature. Mushroom is changing the way the host responds to the pheromones. Infected insect, e.g. ant changes its character. The ant ceases to be gregarious and begins to live in solitude. After some time insect climbs the tallest tree and stabs at it mandibles. Only at this point the parasite begins to grow on the body of its host, releasing the stem, which spreads spores by bursting.
artists: driana Lisowska, Agula Swoboda, Anna Pichura, Barbara Kunicka, Bartłomiej Górny, Bartosz Czarnecki, Beata Szczepaniak, Damian Reniszyn, Diana Lelonek, Ewa Bielańczyk-Obst, Sławomir Obst, Ewa Kubiak, Gabriela Warzycka-Tutak, Izabela Liżewska, Joanna K. Malinowska, Joanna Mlącka, Justyna Adamczyk, Justyna Olszewska, Kamil Wnuk, Karol Szczur, Karolina Spyrka, Katarzyna Celek, Konrad Juściński, Krzysztof Marchlak, Magdalena Lara, Małgorzata Dudek, Marek Kucharski, Maria Szydłowska, Marta Ostajewska, Maya Wuytack, Michał Bugalski, Patrycja Dołowy, Paulina Poczęta, Paulina Stasik, Paweł Matyszewski, Piotr Pasiewicz, Roksana Kularska-Król (roxi), Urszula Kluz-Knopek, Tomasz Drewicz