Plasmodial slime mold is like something out of science fiction: creeping right beneath our feet, its intricate living systems warp our perception of time and space and challenge our definitions of “intelligent life.” This unlikely wonder inspires futuristic new work at the vanguard of fields like biologically-inspired design, emergence theory, computing, and robotics. Visually engrossing, with a gripping experimental soundtrack by Jim O’Rourke, Creeping Garden takes us deep into the world of slime mold and the fringe artists and scientists who love it.


Directed and produced by Tim Grabham and Jasper Sharp. Introduced by Peggy Parsons, Curator of Film at the National Gallery of Art.

The Creeping Garden

2014 GB 82 min
Festival Year: 2016
Types: Documentary
Topic: Arts and Environment, Sustainable Living