Yoshiki Nishimura

2022, 08:00 minutes, colour, No Dialogue

TAPECODE 2048.17

This is a film documenting the growth of mushrooms that never fails to fascinate. I did not need to be so creative to make this film, because they, FUNGI, were talented enough.

I purchased mushroom growing kits and raised four kinds of mushrooms: shiitake; hiratake; eryngii; and nametake. Once they sprouted, they grew quite quickly. I was amazed at their life cycles that changed dramatically in just one week. It was as if I had been witnessing a secret ritual in a totally alien world. What I did was recording them as 3D models and displaying them with staged lights in 3D space.

Hundreds of photos were shot at each growth stage. The 3D models were built by the method of photogrammetry. 

There are many ways to describe realities. Through visual media, we see more detailed and dramatic appearances of realities that escape from our everyday perceptions.

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