The Creeping Garden - special encore hosted by STEM!

Oct 20
Thursday 4pm 6pm, 8:15pm

Tim Grabham and Jasper Sharp - 2015 - 82m - UK

A STEM-UNM SPECIAL PRESENTATION!  

BONUS - SPECIAL SKYPE INTERVIEW WITH THE DIRECTORS AT THE END OF THE 4pm SCREENING AND THE BEGINNING OF THE 6pm SHOW TOO !  PLUS - POST-SCREENING PANEL DISCUSSION FOR THE 6pm & 8:15pm show WITH BIOLOGY AND SUSTAINABILITY PROFESSOR BRUCE T. MILNE AND ARTIST RUSSEL BAUER! 

“One of the year’s most original and bizarre documentaries.  A pioneering and at times hypnotic crawl through a largely uncharted realm. Ultimately, the film is as enigmatic, unique and fascinating as its subject matter, almost beyond categorization, but filled with an insatiable child-like sense of wonder.” – James Marsh, Twitchfilm   

A real life science fiction movie exploring a world creeping right beneath our feet, where time and space are magnified and intelligence redefined.

The Creeping Garden is a feature length creative documentary exploring the work of fringe scientists, mycologists and artists, and their relationship with the extraordinary plasmodial slime mould.

The slime mould is being used to explore biological-inspired design, emergence theory, unconventional computing and robot controllers, much of which borders on the world of science fiction.

But as well as exploring the slime mould in the lab, the film also travels out into the wild, hunting for the organisms in their natural habitat.

Co-directed by artist film-maker Tim Grabham and writer and film curator Jasper Sharp, the film follows in the unconventional footsteps of Grabham’s previous feature ‘KanZeOn’ and Sharps fascination with the extended world of mycology.

With an original soundtrack composed by celebrated musician and producer Jim O’Rourke (Sonic Youth, Werner Herzog’s ‘Grizzly Man’) this is a unique exploration into a hitherto untapped subject matter, observing and immersing the audience into the worlds of the observers and the observed.

“Tim Grabham and Jasper Sharp’s uncanny documentary “The Creeping Garden” has a way of growing on you… a surprising investigation of perception, thought and life itself.” - Nicolas Rapold, The New York Times

“A highly entertaining film… Bridging the gap between documentary and a genre film, this might be the most fun you’ll have learning all year.’ - Andrew Parker, Toronto Film Scene

“A documentary that successfully challenges everything we thought we knew about life on earth. The result is both fascinating and discomforting.” - Andrea Chase, Killer Movie Reviews

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