the Mycological Twist
Established in 2014, London
Artists Anne de Boer and Eloïse Bonneviot collaborate since 2014 as the Mycological Twist, working independently in parallel. The project began as an extension of the garden of Jupiter Woods, a gallery located in South Bermondsey, London, and has since then moved to Athis-Mons, a suburb of Paris, and a balcony in Berlin. the Mycological Twist operates both as a fixed mushroom garden and as a nomadic project, infecting and spreading mycelium alike.
Troll Swamp, 2019
3D prints in PLA, digital prints, silicon, cardboard, mushrooms and lichen
dyed silk and wool, MDF tabletops, dice, marker pens, stools, trestles.
Co-produced by Bergen Assembly 2019
Troll Swamp is a large-scale board game for multiple players, based on the formats and characters from the popular tabletop game Dungeons and Dragons. The game has been developed and tested with various groups in Bergen, and utilises role-play and teamwork in order to act out scenarios against online trolling. Through the analogue nature of the game, a playful situation emerges where one plays an imaginary character. Guided by the Dungeon Master (a storyteller guiding the players through the game), each player will face their own online habits as well as their relationship with others. Troll Swamp has the potential to enable its players to regain confidence, rethink dynamics of interaction and reclaim a different space of expression online.