The Time of a Slime Mold (2021)
Finnish with English subtitles
The movement of slime mold is combined with pattern subjects selected from Karelian thread blankets. The poem heard in the background expresses themes of time, circulation and decomposing.
Slime molds classified as amoebas are macroscopic organisms living on the surface of rotting trees that are able to move even they do not have muscles, brains, or the neurological system. Slime mold circulates "From a spore, a swarm, from a swarm, a slime mold, from a slime mold, a sporangium, from a sporangium, a new spore". How does slime mold understand time and space?
Leena Pukki (b. 1984) is a visual artist who is interested in interspecies relations, history, alternative realities, cultural hegemonies, colors, single-celled organisms and different spaces. Pukki's techniques vary from media art to large scale mural painting and installation.