Heidi Kenyon, We shall by morning inherit the earth, 2022. Pleurotus ostreatus, citrinopileatus and djamor, timber and mixed media. Sound by Ben Davidson (Ben Sun) using electromagnetic sequences generated by the fungi. Photography by Grant Hancock.

"For 'We shall by morning inherit the earth', Kenyon has chosen to extract sound from mushrooms, referencing the deep interconnectivity of mycelium networks, microscopic webs of filament theorised to enable communication across entire continents. The electromagnetic signal of the fungus has been translated into an array of musical notes and synth sounds collaboratively gathered by Kenyon and her brother, Ben Davidson (alias Ben Sun and Earth Patterns), who resides in the United Kingdom. In an era of isolation and COVID-19 travel restrictions, this work is a hopeful gesture of connection diligently maintained in the face of prolonged separation.​​​​​​​"
—Andrew Purvis, 2022
Heidi Kenyon, Work in progress for We shall by morning inherit the earth, 2022, artist and son’s hands, Pleurotus djamor, dimensions variable.. Photograph: Adrian Kenyon
Heidi Kenyon, Work in progress for We shall by morning inherit the earth, 2022, artist and son’s hands, Pleurotus djamor, dimensions variable.. Photograph: Adrian Kenyon
Heidi Kenyon, Work in progress for We shall by morning inherit the earth, 2022, found mushroom (Sally’s garden II), artist’s hand, U1 device with musical instrument digital interface, 2022, dimensions variable. Photograph: Adrian Kenyon
Heidi Kenyon, Work in progress for We shall by morning inherit the earth, 2022, found mushroom (Sally’s garden II), artist’s hand, U1 device with musical instrument digital interface, 2022, dimensions variable. Photograph: Adrian Kenyon
Heidi Kenyon, Work in progress for We shall by morning inherit the earth, 2022, Pleurotus citrinopileatus, artist’s hand and mixed media, U1 device with musical instrument digital interface dimensions variable. Photograph: Adrian Kenyon
Heidi Kenyon, Work in progress for We shall by morning inherit the earth, 2022, Pleurotus citrinopileatus, artist’s hand and mixed media, U1 device with musical instrument digital interface dimensions variable. Photograph: Adrian Kenyon

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