Funga in Discipline – Sarah Lloyd talks about her “life in slime”
The latest issue of contemporary art journal Discipline includes three contributions on funga (the fungal analogue of flora and fauna, i.e. the fungi that are found in a region), including ‘Searching for Slime Moulds in Northern Tasmania by Sarah Lloyd’ and ‘Reimagining Fungi—A Foray in the Mycobiome by Alison Pouliot’. Events associated with the launch of the issue include a free public lecture by Sarah Lloyd on ‘My Life in Slime’, dealing with the exquisitely beautiful spore-bearing ‘fruits’ of acellular slime moulds (which are, of course, amoebae rather than fungi).
Sarah will describe her unique study of these unpredictable, ephemeral, miniscule organisms, through daily access to her study site: a tall wet eucalypt forest in central north Tasmania.
Venue: Mueller Hall, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria. Thursday 22 August, 4:00 pm.
Image: Elaeomyxa cerifera (Photo: Sarah Lloyd. See more beautiful slime mould images at: https://sarahlloydmyxos.wordpress.com/)