Monday, 23 February 2015

The wonderful world of ...mosses !

Urban ecologist Joel Penner's unique exploration of plant life and death continues with the video presentation Manitoba's Marvellous Mosses. For examples of Joel's work, check out his website  Momentary Vitality and read about his urban weed walking tour of last year.

Date: Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015 at 7 pm
Place: Millennium Library, Carol Shields Auditorium
Admission: Free (donations accepted)

About:  "After learning in early 2014 that there were hundreds of Manitoban mosses I knew nothing about, I set out to learn about them by scanning them as they dry out. I discovered a complex world replete with overlooked beauty that takes us back hundreds of million of years to the plant kingdom's early foray onto land. 

The event will be an art/science-focused presentation of six short narrated videos on different mosses. Some themes will be the unique animations they produce, the scuttling critters that live in the mosses, and the staggering array of plants and fungi that live alongside any given moss."

Free moss-themed edible treats will be provided by Clandess Diner!


Robert McLeod said...

I attended this event (based on the item I saw here) and had a wonderful time. There must have been 50+ people there and the material was fascinating to watch. The presenter's passion for the material and his process of producing his art was inspiring.

It may sound very implausible, but this fellow managed to produce some first-rate, artful music videos of plant matter drying. Who knew.

Christian Cassidy said...

That's great to hear. Joel is passionate about what he does !