Still from Plantarians, 2017, HD video, colour, sound, 9 minutes 33 seconds

Is a plant aware of what is happening around it? What does a plant see, hear, and feel as it is caught up in the food chain of all living things? Plantarians shows the lives of garden plants close-up and from unusual perspectives, questioning human-centric ideas and taxonomies of nature.

Directed, filmed and edited by Ellie Kyungran Heo
Translated by Domin Chong in Korean​​​​​​​
Second camera of The Hunger: Seungho Park
Developed during Hospitalfield Summer Residency 2017, UK; Summer Lodge Residency 2018 at Nottingham Trent University, UK; Jan van Eyck Academie Residency 2019-2020, Netherlands
Supported by the Elephant Trust and Arts Council Korea ​​​​​

Plantarians: neighbours, 2018, still​​​​​​​

Plantarians: more salad, huh?, 2018, HD video, colour, sound, 40 seconds​​​​​​​

Still from Plantarians: barbers, 2018, HD video, colour, sound, 3 minutes

Still from Plantarians: the hunger, 2020, HD video, ​​​​​​​colour, sound, 6 minutes 25 seconds

Still from Plantarians: escapee, work in progress

Still from Plantarians: the garden on your belly, 2020, HD video, ​​​​​​​colour, sound, 10 minutes 10 seconds

Exhibitions / Screenings
Plantarians, Solo Exhibition, Exhibition Spaces, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, Netherlands, 2020
Face to Face: solo-screening, Korean Cultural Center, São Paulo, Brazil, 2019
Västerås Film Festival, Västerås, Sweden, 2019
Experimental Forum, Los Angeles, US, 2019
Winnipeg Underground Film Festival, Winnipeg, Canada, 2019
Strangelove Time-based Media Festival: Every Second Counts, The Photographers Gallery, London; Turner Contemporary, Margate; Fabrica, Brighton; Hop Projects CT20, Folkestone, UK, 2019
Dear Cinema, MMCA Film & Video, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea, 2018
Plantarians series (work in progress), Bonington Studio at Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK, 2018  
New Work: Plantarians, LUX Moving Image, London, UK, 2017 ​​​​​​​

Installation Stills from Plantarians, Jan van Eyck Academie, Netherlands, 2020​​​​​​​