2020 Hyphae

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.

Curators may contact the artists to get access to the full video or stills. Click here for a video clip.

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.