Leviathans- Phil Ross
captured at SymbioticA in 2007
Editing was done by Marcella Faustini. Scott Arford created and produced the soundtrack.
Through an 8 minute long video, “Leviathans is a video of the slime-mold Physarum polycephalum. The slime-mold, though diminutive in size, is able to travel relatively large distances in a short period of time while searching for food”. Accompanied by astrological background sounds, the video pictures a pulsating bacteria-like life form that grows and expands. The manipulation on light is also being used so that viewers can see what is happening within the living body. The organism reminds us of how our own organs and bodies work, growing, and rhythmically moving. The artist is interested in capturing what is biologically natural and systematic growth of the slime-mold.