Slime Mold Colony Intelligence Explored In New Documentary ‘The Creeping Garden’

“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 Creeping Garden – Trailer 2014 from cinema iloobia on Vimeo.

With an original soundtrack composed by celebrated musician 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.

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 Sharp’s fascination with the extended world of Mycology.

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  • Luke McTaggart

    So damn interesting

  • VoxMagi

    Gross…and yet weirdly, irresistibly cool

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