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Creeping screenings are approaching

As we enter the Autumnal months it seems like a truly appropriate time for some new Creeping Garden screenings.

For those of you over in North America we have two presentations coming up:

We return to The Guild Cinema in Albuquerque on Thursday October 20th for a triple screening at 4pm, 6pm and 8:15pm in association with STEM

Then its on to California for the National Bioneers conference on October 22nd at 7:00pm 

And for our nearer neighbours in France, the film heads to Les Utopiales de Nantes – International Sci-Fi Fest, Nantes, in late October.

You can keep up to date on all screenings past, present and future on our screenings page.

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Paramusical Ensemble goes to Indonesia

It is great to be able to announce that ‘Paramusical Ensemble’, a short documentary by Creeping Garden co-director Tim Grabham and which features a ground breaking brain computer music interface project created by Edurado Miranda and Joel Eaton, is to be shown at the Goethe-Institut Science Film Festival in Indonesia.

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This short documentary follows the preparation and performance of Activating Memory by the Paramusical Ensemble comprising of four severely motor-impaired patients and a string quartet at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability, London, on 17 July 2015.

Activating Memory is a piece for a string quartet designed by Eduardo Reck Miranda.

The parts for each instrument are generated in real-time from the electrical activity of four additional performers wearing a Brain-Computer Music Interfacing system built by Joel Eaton and the composer at Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research (ICCMR), Plymouth University, UK.

A BCMI system consists of a brain cap furnished with electrodes, which read electrical information from the brain. This electrical information is used to control a generative music system.

In collaboration with – Dr Julian O’Kelly and Dr Sophie Duport at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disabilty, London

Produced by – Tim Grabham & Prof Eduardo Reck Miranda
Filmed, edited and directed by – Tim Grabham

Creeping Garden at Telluride Mushroom Festival approaches

The Telluride Mushroom Festival in Colorado is fast approaching and there is a special screening of The Creeping Garden on Thursday, August 18 at 3:30pm at the Sheridan Opera House.

‘In the Telluride Mushroom Festival all aspects of the fungi come under scrutiny — food, fun and poison. It’s the most eclectic celebration of science and savagery that I’ve every experienced, a cyclic amalgalm of baskets, wax paper, merlot, bagpipes, muddy boots, boiled straw and basidiae. And as a poet, bioregionalist, and deep ecologist, I can think of no better way to reconnect to this place I call home than once a year exploring the buried native secrets of mycelia with my friends of the mushroom clan.’  Art Goodtimes, Festival Faculty member

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Educational Slime Mould in North America

As well as our recent VOD release of The Creeping Garden in North America, distributor Cinema Guild also have the film available in the educational realm where we always hoped it would have a natural home.

And Media Reviews online have just offered up a very positive review of the film in this very context:

“The Creeping Garden is a spectacularly beautiful, extremely well done, and highly informative film about slime molds – one of the most neglected group of organisms. The photography is exquisite, the time lapse and magnification are awesome, and the applications looked at in the later part of the film are literally the stuff of a futuristic world. This film is a must have for all libraries, all educational facilities from middle school up, and all home theaters. This film is highly recommended.”

Read the full review here.

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