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The Creeping Garden returns to London at Diaspore

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The 22nd November sees The Creeping Garden return to London for a special screening at Diaspore, Bermondsey

The event is free but booking is essential.

Diaspore aims to offer an exhibition and participatory programme focusing around ideas of ecology(ies) looking at ecosystems and their communities. Explored through various forms and tailored to answer a range of problematics reflecting societal constructs. The project involves scientists, designers, artists, writers, chefs and community groups whom together discuss and think on how to interact with a manufactured environment.

Friche Broadcasts is a curatorial programme evolving around plant communication. Taking as a starting point 6 ways of commucation used by plants we will explore how they can translate to social models and community groups. The 6 modules will consecutively look at communication through Mycelium, Hearing, Nervous system, Electric field, Airborne and Genetic transfer. Each module will last for two months and will consist of an exhibition, workshops, group discussion, meals, publication, talks, and other type of collective and community lead activities.

Friche is an as art and design Studio working towards the conception of eco-structures for urban communities. Our philosophy is to intervene in spaces with the potential for transformation, working within existing parameters to create a new epicenter for the community; this new platform can then be used as an educational, recreational and discursive environment.

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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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