Sun Gate #2 is an art installation that combines traditional Chinese culture, contemporary art and innovative technology in the field of biomaterials. Inspired by an ancient Chinese sundial, Niko de la Faye uses natural materials, mainly mycelium of the wood decayer fungus Ganoderma lucidum (so-called reishi), to create this unique installation. SUN GATE #2 has partly been funded by the LabEx ARBRE.
With the World Conservation Congress in Marseille in a few months’ time and the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP15) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) taking place in Kunming, the Sino-French Environment Month has naturally chosen “Protecting Biodiversity” as the theme for this year’s event. From October 17 to November 15, the seventh edition of the Sino-French Environment Month will bring together eminent personalities and experts in their fields – artists, architects, researchers, writers, directors, etc. – to encourage collective and individual action to protect biodiversity and the sustainable use of its resources through a series of events.