During the Covid19 pandemic, Cárdenas teamed up with Bev Hayes to create Hyphae. Cárdenas, who has been practicing tai chi and meditation for years, directed and performed a sequence of movements among trees resulting in an elliptical installation.
The transformation that happens to the space in the forest during the performance and experience of flow is a metaphor for transmutation and purification.
Hyphae, is about the elemental uncertainty of time and space. The artists imagine a world where all types of humans and nature forge their duality into a oneness, thereby living in harmony or mutualism. Hyphae suggests dichotomies of isolation and connection, visibility and invisibility.
A short scene of the video is included in the film Choreography In Time And Space, by Timespecific (at minute 4:55). Hyphae is also featured at the London Biennale 2020 and will be part of Bristol Artists Books Event 2021 at Arnolfini, UK.