Buena Onda Collective
Our Fruiting Bodies
Buena Onda Collective presented OUR FRUITING BODIES – an interactive community performance that unravels the mechanisms and potentials of communication with our fungal counterparts. Images above demonstrate public interaction with our fungal biocircuit live analog visual data can be seen display via CRT.

On April 22, 2023 at the Rockaway Film Festival we celebrated Earth Day with mycology in mind.

We kicked off with a shoreline cleanup at Dubos Point Wildlife Sanctuary collecting over 440lbs of trash with our partners Laru Beya Collective, Jamaica Bay Rockaway Parks Wildlife Conservancy, Arverne Cinema and wonderful community members from Rockaway and beyond!

At 8pm, Optipus—a collaboration of projection-performers helmed by filmmaker Bradley Eros—will present MUSHROOM ARCHIVE, an expanded cinema performance with live visuals (including 16mm and 8mm film, slides, liquid light, and more), and original music.

Following the half-hour performance, we will show Louie Schwartzberg’s FANTASTIC FUNGI, detailing in scintillating closeups and stunning timelapses how mushrooms could end up saving the world.

All Earth Day events are free, family-friendly, and open to the public.