Work: 1 Spores

SPORES


Audio/visual installation and series of photographs. The soundtrack to 'SPORES' is available here: paulgreenleaf.bandcamp.com


Inspired by a news story about a 'fake tree' rejected by a town in Suffolk. The tree is actually a 17 metre tall phone mast (designated as 'Macrocell SUF0191') covered in plastic cladding to disguise it as a tree.


The film imagines the mast as a semi-autononmous organism which gains artificial intelligence and self-propogates, sending 'spores' into the atmosphere.



Spores projected postcard, audio/visual installation at AVA Gallery, London.


"Greenleaf explores such themes as AI, man-made lifeforms, artificial landscape and GM crops. Spores succeeds in being at once ironic/detached and serious/engaged, postmodern art work and polemical socio-cultural comment." - Igloo Magazine