Botanical creative direction

Angelica MESITI
Over the Air and Underground, 2020
Five-channel HD video installation, colour, 10 channel mono sound,
variable dimensions, 9min8sec

In Busan Biennale: Words at an Exhibition
curated by Jacob Fabricius
an exhibition in ten chapters and five poems
September 5–November 8, 2020

(1-3) Photos : Pierre Jouvion
(4) Photo : Ji Yeon Seong

Botanical creative direction

Angelica MESITI
Over the Air and Underground, 2020
Five-channel HD video installation, colour, 10 channel mono sound,
variable dimensions, 9min8sec

In Busan Biennale: Words at an Exhibition
curated by Jacob Fabricius
an exhibition in ten chapters and five poems
September 5–November 8, 2020

(1-3) Photos : Pierre Jouvion
(4) Photo : Ji Yeon Seong

Human perception is selective to a point we might not realize. Looking through pollinators eyes, listening with roots “ears”, unveils existing sections of languages and cooperation systems around us that we are not aware of.

We talked for three months with Angelica Mesiti while she was preparing this installation. We delved together into non human communicaction worlds to produce a tale of unseen images.

We sourced foxgloves, gladiolus, poppies, borage, nigella. We grew fungi, mycelium and mold. They were all filmed by Director of Photography Pierre Jouvion under a light that humans couldn’t see - with a camera that was filtered and modified to be sensitive to extreme UV light - as "bee vision" is.

Artist: Angelica Mesiti

Producer: Anne Becker/ PLATÔ
Botanical creative direction: Simon de Dreuille & Elena Seegers
Cinematographer: Pierre Jouvion
Camera assistant: Martin Grillet
Gaffer: Brice Tupin
Sound recordist/mix: François Gueurce, Marc Parazon

Picture and sound editor: Angelica Mesiti
Colourist: Muriel Archambaud

Voices: Clara Eon, Christine Gautier, Valentin Ranger, Felipe Vasquez, Lily Ehrlich, Anne Becker, François Guerce, Mathew McWilliams, Angelica Mesiti, Marc Parazon

Camera and Lights: RVZ
Recording studio: La cave à son
Mixing studio: Music Unit