MOLD SPILLOVERS is, besides being an ongoing installation, a series of experiences, performances and interventions that give shape to different situations: a spontaneous picnic, an unexpected catwalk, a handbag collection, a composting expo, blue wafers and mycelium sculptures.
These 'spillovers' precede and follow the creation of Sara Manente's dance performance MOLD. The English word 'mold' can refer to two different things: it is a type of fungus, but also a hollow container to cast a specific form or pattern. As a fungus, it functions as a mycelial network that grows in ways that seem ungovernable: connecting, colonizing, infecting, digesting, fruiting and producing spores. As a pattern, it is a matrix, a form that shapes malleable matters. MOLD wants to stage the conflict between spontaneous proliferation and casting, between two different logics in the same body.
Emerging from the process of this performance, which is performed in the black box, this series reflects on the possibility of 'contamination' and cross-fertilization in other contexts. The spillovers spill over the edges of the architecture of the theatrical space. An exhibition of ruins that compost into fertile materials, yeasts that digest, mycelium that connects, and choreographies that overflow.
The installation is continuously accessible. The performance Picnic starts at 8:30 p.m. in our White hall.