This Entangled Land
My film This Entangled Land (24', 2022) has been screened at RADIUS Center for Art and Ecology (Delft), Zone2Source (Amsterdam), and under the trees in Amstelpark, near the Zone2Source Park Studio, Amsterdam.
This Entangled Land was an award winner at the Mannheim Art & Film Festival 2022.
I released fungi-related sections of This Entangled Land (shown here) to mark the launch of SPUN - Society for the Protection go Underground Networks. The film features an interview with Toby Kiers, Executive Director & Chief Scientist at SPUN - Society for the Protection of Underground Networks and Professor of Evolutionary Biology and University Research Chair at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. I've been working with research into arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and plant-fungal interactions from Toby Kiers' Lab at Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam for more than a decade. My film This Entangled Land is a visual and sonic tapestry of social, biological and cultural interactions. Its narratives weave their way along a logging road in Borneo, branch off into villages and languages, zoom in on fungal networks in the soil and zoom out to view their global impact.
The screening at RADIUS Delft was accompanied by a lecture by Toby Kiers on mycorrhizal fungi and the work of SPUN. The screening at Zone2Source was accompanied by a lecture by Malin Klein on mycorrhizal fungi and their interactions with plants in the soil. She showed some of the latest research and images from the Kiers and Kokkoris Labs (VU Amsterdam) and SPUN. Malin is a PhD candidate in the Toby Kiers Lab at the Amsterdam Institute for Life and Environment (A-LIFE), Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam where she was previously a research technician.