Interwoven (2021) is an immersive experience created in collaboration with fungi about the relationship between humans and nature.

In Interwoven, the protagonist is a chunk of fungi. Electrical activity is measured from them. The fungus communicates within its own network through electrical pulses. This invisible language is translated into something we can see and hear: a projection and sound. This way, the fungus ‘speaks’ to the viewer.

If the fungus is touched, the effect can be seen in the projection and heard in the sound. This way, the visitor’s influence is noticeable, and the visitor cooperates with the fungus to make the projection move.

This installation is about the relationship between humans and nature. Are humans and nature too distanced from each other? Or are we one? By bringing visitors face to face with a fungus, we hope to establish a sense of connection with the fungus, and therefore to nature.

This work is my graduation work for Image and Media Technology at University of the Arts, Utrecht. It was nominated for an HKU Award, won the Awesome Utrecht prize and was officially selected for Dutch Design Week 2021 as well as exhibited at different events and locations throughout The Netherlands. It is accompanied by a publication which portrays the process and philosophy behind the project. It can be viewed here.

︎︎︎Nature Talks - Museum de Fundatie, Zwolle
︎︎︎RE_NATURE - Tramkade, Den Bosch
︎︎︎Betweter Festival - Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht
︎︎︎Thanks, Machine | IMT Graduation Show - Stichting 16X, Utrecht
︎︎︎HKU Exposure - Online

︎︎︎Collegejaar Opening HKU - Utrecht, Tivoli Vredenburg
︎︎︎The Climate Miles Urgenda - KNMI De Bilt


  1. Nature Talks - The Movie 2022
  2. HKU Collegejaar Opening 2021
  3. RE_NATURE x HKU Aftermovie 2021
  4. Betweter Festival Aftermovie 2021
  5. Climate Miles Livestream 2021

ARTISTS Lidewei Reitsma, Jonne Verheij SOUND Marijn Cinjee FUNGI SPONSOR PaddestoelenRijk FUNGI ADVICE Prof. Dr. Han Wösten, Dr. Jan Dijksterhuis, Dr. Robert-Jan Bleichrodt SPECIAL THANKS TO Melanie Kandelaars, Juli Laczkó, Job van Nuenen, Martijn van Gessel, Goran Goldin, Cyrille Bloemers, Wiam Al-Zabari, Ronald Nijhof, René Lansink, Jaap Reitsma, Jan ten Cate, Mik Witte, Lenno Verhoog, Kas Houthuijs, Shirley Niemans, Joris Besselink, Awesome Utrecht

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