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Plant Matters

Plant Matters is a 51 second experimental micro film by artist Quin de la Mer. The film was created using desert wildflower petals and the phytogram filmmaking method.

  • Quin de la Mer
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    51 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 15, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    35mm and digital
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • MicroActs Artist Film Screenings
    United Kingdom
    June 24, 2021
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Quin de la Mer

Quin de la Mer is an artist best known for their conceptual artwork. Crossing media boundaries, de la Mer’s practice includes fresco painting, alternative photographic processes, text-as-medium, digital art, and moving image art. Heavily influenced by the power, beauty, and value of the autonomous self in conflict with the pain, destruction, and disempowerment that comes with collective embodiment, their works are visual manifestations of authentic, emotional responses to external conditions, particularly the formations that arise out of collective consciousness (aka “hive mentality”).

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Director Statement

Listening to the natural world express its experience of the Anthropocene profoundly influences my artmaking. This piece was inspired by a long wander in California's Colorado Desert where I collected desert wildflower petals as I listened to the local non-human members of the Earth community. Still images were then created with outdated 35mm color film, the found foliage, and the phytogram filmmaking method. The results were digitally arranged and set to motion.