The Creeping Garden
Mesmerising voyage into the hidden world of slime moulds, with music by Jim O'Rourke.
Once considered part of the fungi family, the slime mould’s multi-coloured diversity and its ability to move towards food sources both capture the imagination and provoke debate. The Creeping Garden gathers a number of devotees including amateur mycologist Mark Pragnell (who spends his weekends shining torches under dead wood) and artist Heather Barnett (who cheerfully admits to taking slime moulds on holiday with her), underscoring their passion with gorgeous timelapse photography and music by Jim O’Rourke. A delightfully unexpected documentary.
One of the directors, Tim Grabham will take part in a discussion after the film along with Heather Barnett. See also: The Physarum Experiments - Heather Barnett leads this slime mould workshop at BOM after the screening, free to those with a Creeping Garden ticket. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. To reserve your place, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting your order number.
Dir: Tim Grabham & Jasper Sharp UK 2014, 81 mins