In the near-apocalyptic world of 2023, humanity has brought the Earth to the brink of catastrophic ecological collapse. In an effort to survive, an interdisciplinary team is tasked with formulating the first extraterrestrial human outpost. While living in the very biosphere they are researching, the team develops a synthetic ecosystem with cyborg bees and novel plant communication systems. What the team learns from the plants leads to a surprising conclusion.
An interdisciplinary class at the Ohio State University, "Harvesting Color: the Art and Science of Plant/Human Relationships" created this film as our final project. The story emerged from the content of the course and our group's shared interest in thinking about the future of plant/human relationships. Dr. Iris Meier and Amy Youngs were the course instructors
Creators: Amy M. Youngs (art director), Iris Meier (science director), Mark Rubinstein (audio engineer), with university students: Joachim Bean, Katherine Beigel, Jeni Gard, Keith Garubba, Rachel Korsen,Tristyn Lyon, Karen McCoy, Devyn Pechnick, Edwin Rice, Alex Smith and Bailey Tilford.
This video has screened:
April 22, 2014 - Hopkins Hall Gallery exhibition "Squint", at the Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
September 26, 2014 - Columbus Moving Image Art Review, Hagarty Hall theater, the Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
Biography of Amy Youngs: hypernatural.com/about.html
Biography of Iris Meier: molgen.osu.edu/people/meier.56
Biography of Mark Rubinstein: music.osu.edu/people/rubinstein.11