The Creeping Garden

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Streaming until July 29
Film Info
Country Listing:UK
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Tim Grabham, Jasper Sharp


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Take a psychedelic plunge into the extraordinary world of plasmodial slime moulds—a rare, super-intelligent organism that moves like a plant/animal hybrid right beneath our feet. Like a vintage sci-fi picture, The Creeping Garden takes you through petri dishes, fungariums and mazes as fringe scientists, artists and mycologists collaborate with this extraordinary substance to make musical compositions, project future population shifts and re-imagine the textures of life as we know it. Filmed under a microscope with stunning time lapse footage, and an entrancing electronic score by Sonic Youth’s Jim O’Rourke, this film will leave you giddy and delirious with wonder.

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