*GEEK CAMP*- since 2021

In the recovery and regeneration mode, cycleX launched GEEKCAMP in 2021 on site and on trails leading to the preserved wildness and reservoirs in the Catskills. Following the practices of field works and feral labs, GEEKCAMP invited field artists, geeks and farmhands to spend a week camping together in summer time.

in association with
rhizome.org and Queens Museum New York
[concept|proposal] - Shu Lea Cheang
[geeks|campers] - organized by Celine Wong Katzman & Michael Connor
wet networks at Queens Museum (10.30.21 – 09.18.22) - curated by Celine Wong Katzman

(Concieved as yearly summer camp gathering, but due to Covid complexities, Geekcamp did not continue for the following years)


MYCELIUM NETWORK SOCIETY, founded in 2017 with Stadtwerkstatt at Linz, Austria, was first launched at the Ecologies excursion of transmediale 2017 in Berlin. Mycelium Network Society (MNS) investigates the unique abilities of mycelium, the collective name given to thread-like networks of fungal cells, to share and process information. MNS invites alternative art spaces and bio-hack labs to become nodes within a mycelium network, and to host workshops, residencies and exhibitions investigating mycelium, fungus and spores. Mycelium is henceforth used as a structure through which to connect co-habitants across borders, to develop channels for constant communication, to construct political tactics and contest economic collapse.

In 2018, MYCELIUM NETWORK SOCIETY was presented as installation at 11th Taipei Biennale 2018 - Post-Nature—A Museum as an Ecosystem.

*GARLIC=RICHAIR* - since 2002

In 2002, Shu Lea Cheang realized GARLIC=RICHAIR, a field harvesting and public network project with funding provided by the “Challenge to the Field” award from Lyn Blumenthal Memorial Fund for Independent Media. GARLIC=RICHAIR follows a fictional "after the crash" scenario in which organic garlic has been recently ordained as new social currency, serving as "credito" for a global shared network. In the first phase of this project, Cheang organized the harvesting of 3000 garlic plants, cultivated by organic farmer Tovey Halleck on the uphill land of cycleX site. Presented by Creative Time, the garlic credito trading system was launched in September 2002 and a public performance project GET GARLIC. GO WIRELESS went out on streets of New York City with a truck loaded with garlic bulbs and free wifi access for online and onsite street trading activities.

In 2003, GARLIC=RICHAIR2030 was presented at Limbo Zone, Venice Biennale 2003.

In 2019, GARLIC=RICHAIR was included in Net Art Anthology edited by rhizome.org and exhibited as part of The Art Happens Here: Net Art’s Archival Poetics.

(The garlic field at cycleX is maintained and kept for yearly winter garlic planting and summer harvesting)