Video to accompany Spores EP, by audio / visual artist PAUL GREENLEAF from London, UK. Available here: https://paulgreenleaf.bandcamp.com
SPORES features a mobile phone mast disguised as an artificial tree, the film imagines an alternate present where the ‘tree’ becomes sentient and self-propagates, releasing spores into the atmosphere.
The film takes its inspiration from a news story about a town in Suffolk, UK, that rejected a fake tree phone mast calling it a blot on the landscape and saying it could pose a health risk. The 17 metre high antenna (known as Macrocell SUF0191) is imagined as a semi-autononmous organism which gains artificial intelligence.
Director/Producer: Paul Greenleaf
Assistant camera: Robert Moye
Thanks to: Gill Shepstone