Appetite for Deconstruction at 1.5° Celsius Exhibition, MSU Museum, USA

Eryk Salvaggio, Claudia Westermann*, Vicente Esteban, Hao Liu

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Practice-based research outputDigital, Visual or Audio-visual Creative WorkOriginal creative work: Visual art work


The installation Appetite for Deconstruction, developed by the inter-disciplinary team of artists and researchers Eryk Salvaggio, Claudia Westermann, Vinny Montag (Vicente Esteban) and Hao Liu is exhibited at the 1.5° Celsius exhbition at the Michigan State University Museum, Main Gallery, CoLab Studio, 6 September 2022 – 25 February 2023.

A collaborative installation of art, design, music, and environmental science, the project Appetite for Deconstruction is a multi-media emotional landscape for the ‘1.5° Celsius (the Anthropocene)’ exhibition at the Michigan State University’s MuSeUm. Visitors are immersed within a sonic landscape of old broken radios and discarded audio equipment, impregnated with soil and growing oyster mushrooms. The oyster mushrooms’ electrical signals create an environmental feedback mechanism via electrodes connected to synthesizers facilitating the composition of ‘mushroom music.’ The installation is exhibited at the Michigan State University’s MuSeUm between September 2022 and February 2023. A mushroom-play-kit is in development for a spring 2023 workshop.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherMSU MuSeUm
Publication statusPublished - 6 Sept 2022
Event1.5° Celsius, Michigan State University Museum - Michigan State University Museum (MSU MuSeUm), Main Gallery, CoLab Studio, East Lansing, United States
Duration: 6 Sept 202225 Feb 2023


  • post-anthropocene
  • art installation
  • design
  • fungi
  • music
  • media art


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