Becoming Plant

Country: Denmark / UK
Sound: Stereo
Ratio: 16:9
Available Format/s: HD Digital file
Original Format: HD Video
  • Animals
  • Architecture
  • Body
  • Capitalism
  • Consumption
  • Dance
  • Desire
  • Documentary
  • Essay
  • Gender
  • Globalisation
  • Landscape
  • Music and sound
  • Narrative
  • Nature
  • Performance
  • Politics and protest
  • Private / Public
  • Psychedelia
  • Psychiatry / Anti-Psychiatry
  • Queer
  • Science Fiction
  • Sex and sexuality
  • Still Life
  • Technology
  • Urban
  • Video Essay


Becoming Plant  (2022) follows six dancers who participate in a therapeutic group experiment with psychedelics, while temporarily ‘living’ together on the demilitarised industrial site. While they are subjected to the plant’s consciousness and to each other’s presence, they perform a choreography, aligning their naked bodies with each other and with the architectural ruins. The film serves as a catalyst to discuss wider social and relational issues such as science, spirituality, psychiatry, healing, healthcare and the problems of collective depression and trauma resulting from living in the age of Late Capitalism. Becoming Plant features a specially composed soundtrack by London based electronic musician and visual artist Gaika.

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