How Nature Builds is a group project led by artist and researcher Sarah Blissett to explore the connections and flows between nature and the human body.
Across workshops both at Modern Art Oxford and Wytham Woods, this ongoing project offers informal participative experiences around the themes of nature, material processes and art.
Follow the project in 2020 and explore with us the relationship between human bodies and nature, from outside to inside and the flows in between, as well as material processes and bodily transformation.
How Nature Builds 2018/2019: Continuing Bodies
Over six months, How Nature Builds participants investigated natural living systems and experimented with sustainable new biodegradable materials as a tool kit for making art. Exploring fibres as fundamental building blocks that connect human environmental relations, participants developed their shared ideas together.
Continuing Bodies was created using mycelium, pioneered by bio-fabrication platform Ecovative as a sustainable building material that is grown rather than manufactured, and was made collectively by Modern Art Oxford’s How Nature Builds group participants in collaboration with Wytham Woods.
Having been created, Continuing Bodies now begins its process of decay, which participants hope will provide new perspectives on the relationships between humans and nature.