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Plantarians

Ellie Kyungran Heo

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Festival Forum: EXiS 2021 Experimental Film and Video Festival in Seoul Plantarians
Ellie Kyungran Heo
2017-20

32 Minutes

Festival Forum

Date
October 28–November 11, 2021

An English-style garden, a plot of earth in New York’s Central Park, a garden and a cemetery in Maastricht: Plantarians asks, “What does it mean to have a garden?” Divided into episodes, the film studies the capacity of garden plants to respond to the particularities of their surroundings. At the same time, it tracks the lives of the contemporary men and women who cultivate, enjoy, eat, obsess over, and even grieve with and for these plants.

Plantarians is one of seven shorts presented by the 18th edition of the Experimental Film and Video Festival in Seoul – EXiS, as part of a special selection on e-flux Video & Film, streaming for two weeks from October 28 to Novermber 11 and accompanied by a conversation between EXiS 2021 programmer Inhan Cho and e-flux’s Lukas Brasiskis. See the full program here.

The program is part of the series Festival Forum on e-flux Video & Film, presenting collaborations with established and emerging moving-image festivals from around the world.

For more information, contact program [​at​] e-flux.com.

Category
Film
Subject
Experimental Film, Video Art, Plants & Forests, Human - Nonhuman Relations, Southeast Asia
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Ellie Kyungran Heo approaches subjects and conducts artistic experiments through time-based media, installation, and interdisciplinary research. Heo explores how art can affect our perceptions of and responses to tensions between anthropocentrism and ecocentrism; how it can highlight ecological conflicts often neglected by social convention; and how it can promote alternative discourses—debate, reflection, and reconstruction—on relationships between living beings, and between their societies and environments.

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