the majesty by tony heywood + alison condie for cityscapes the majesty by tony heywood + alison condie for cityscapes
jun 19, 2012

the majesty by tony heywood + alison condie for cityscapes

a garden of fungi, light, euphoric sounds and ecclesiastical scent

‘the majesty’ is an installation featuring carbon and jewel encrusted forms up to four meters in height by tony heywood + alison condie for garden festival cityscapes. wind-swept pine trees from the national trust coastal property at formby, and a hartley botanic greenhouse are combined with lighting, animation by jason jameson and james hall of unanico group, a soundscape by darryl moore and penhaligon’s scent, to create an immersive subterranean landscape experience.

over the course of five months ‘the majesty’ will slowly take on a new form, creating an otherworldly spectacle as fungus grows across, and colonises, the landscape installation. the designers are working with plant scientists from the national institute of agricultural botany (niab innovation farm), to produce a culture of fine mycelium which will be allowed to spread and to colonise the surfaces of the newly installed bejeweled landmass. edible mushrooms will also be grown on the sculptures.

moisture drips down the walls, creating a perfect atmosphere for the fungi to grow

two times a week the installation will be open to the public the garden 

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