Mushroom bumping

— reality?

2012, 2016 by Till Bovermann

A comment on the apparent evidence that recorded video material of natural phenomena seems to provide. A 30-second long video shows how a small mushroom filmed in its natural habitat reacts to being “bumped” with a stick. Although seemingly part of a nature documentary (and filmed in wilderness), almost everything in this video is set up or carefully prepared to not appear in the photo.

The work consists of a 30second video loop (audiovisual) and an accompanying text (2 paragraphs plus a sketch of the set up) to be displayed behind the video.