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​​​​​​​
Developed during Hospitalfield Summer Residency 2017; Summer Lodge Residency, Nottingham Trent University 2018​​​​​​​

Exhibitions / Screenings
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 
Plantarians: neighbours, 2018, still​​​​​​​
Plantarians: more salad, huh?, 2018, HD video, colour, sound, 50 seconds​​​​​​​

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