Hydraphilia
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Hydraphilia

time-lapse video, 9 monitors
dimensions variable, ~12 min. loop
2009

In Greek mythology, the Hydra was a nine-headed monster that grew two heads whenever one was lopped off. This video is a microscopic time-lapsed view (30x) of the slime mold Physarum Polycephalum, the latter word Latin for "many-headed." This video evokes a love for the beauty and occasional grotesqueness of this many headed creature.

time : 3' excerpt

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