fungus! was a multimedia installation by jacques & fran soddell based on fungal growth, with references to nuclear issues, stanisław lem and john cage. allans walk artist run space, bendigo, march 2007. This film is one of the pieces from the exhibition. Filmed through the eyepiece of a microscope, this abstract reinterpretation of Stanisław Lem’s review of an unwritten book by Reginald Gulliver about microbes communicating with humans presents a collage of manipulated material about fungi, mushroom clouds and nuclear contamination sites. There’s also some fungal music based on Fran Soddell’s L-sytems models of fungal growth, a reference to mycologist John Cage, and a morse code message from the fungi. Conceived & produced by Jacques & Fran Soddell, 2007, 4 min. Source materials include photos from Prof Robert Seviour and a fungal film from Prof Nick Read & Dr Patrick Hickey.