Mycelia

Dir. Rachel Marsh
Based on a poem by Helen Clare
Cast:
RT: 1:30

About the Film

A stop-motion animation using a combination of drawing, sewing, photography and scanned objects. The animation follows the poem quite closely on a journey along the hyphae, becoming increasingly colourful as the scale becomes microscopic. The poem describes decay but gives the reader a sense of wonder at the processes involved and I wanted the animation to reflect a childlike delight in scientific processes that seem almost magical when first encountered.

Rachel Marsh graduated with a BA in Graphic Design from Plymouth College of Art in June 2009, and is now working as a freelance Graphic Designer. She particularly enjoys finding new ways to combine type and image to communicate effectively, and focused on experimenting with type and image in motion graphics during her final BA year. This work was screened at the D&AD New Blood exhibition in London in June/July 2009 and at New Designers in July 2009.

Showing as part of Version Verse, SAT 14 NOV, 1pm, Cornerhouse.

Sponsors

Version Film Festival is sponsored by Lion Eyes

Festival & Commission Partner Futureworks

With support from The Granada Foundation

Organised by Comma Press