Psychedelic Cinema: The mushroom speaks

Monday, November 7, 2022, 18:15 - 20:15, University of Zurich, RAA G-15 (DIFFERENT ROOM)

The filmmaker, Marion Neumann, will introduce her film THE MUSHROOM SPEAKS and be present after the screening for Q&A.

THE MUSHROOM SPEAKS explores the healing qualities of fungi and their ability to regenerate. This personal journey takes us on a walk alongside parasites, symbionts and decomposers offering ideas of both interconnectedness and collaboration. Driven by a vision of resistance, the encounters seek possibilities of renewal and question what connects us when the world seems to be falling apart. With mushrooms and their allies the film invites to imagine a myco-cultural (r)evolution. What if the fungus could help us address and radically change our relationship to this world?

Inspired by curious encounters, Marion Neumann is an intuitive filmmaker. Her work is rooted in personal experience, navigating between documentary and experimental approaches, weaving narratives between science, poetry and contemporary social issues. Her work aspires to create a sense of wonder to reflect on ways of being in this world. The mushroom speaks is her second feature film. As director of photography, she counts among her illustrious collaborators Jiska Rickels, Pauline Julier, Michel Favre, Nicolas Humbert and Werner Penzel. Based in Geneva, she co-founded an artist collective and continues to study the poetry of fungi.