Headlands Center for the Arts

Jan Mun

new york | social practice
Gardner Planetary Health Award Program 2020

Artist Statement

As a media artist, I create social sculptures using digital and living media. The landscape has become the framework through which I unfold stories about others and myself using a combination of artistic and scientific processes that manifest as social engagements, interactive installations, photography, and bio-art. I create interfaces to elicit participation as a reflection and critique of our political and social systems. Working with communities such as Newtown Creek Alliance, The Honeybee Conservancy, and the Soil & Microbiology labs at Brooklyn College, I innovate ideas to be realized through research, chance, and collaboration.

While at Headlands

I am looking forward to expanding my research on mycorrhizal symbiosis and connecting to a diverse network of mycological communities in the Bay Area. I will continue to work on my longtime projects ProfileUS: Invasive Species and The Fairy Rings series by learning more about the beneficial relationships created by fungi, plants, soil, and people.

Artist photo by Mara Catalan

Selected Works

Personal Website

http://janmun.com