Becoming Plant by Grace Ndiritu (Screening)
Becoming Plant follows six dancers who participate in a therapeutic group experiment with psychedelics while temporarily ‘living’ together on the demilitarised industrial site. While they are subjected to the plant’s consciousness and each other’s presence, they perform a choreography, aligning their naked bodies with each other and with the architectural ruins. The film serves as a catalyst to discuss wider social and relational issues such as science, spirituality, psychiatry, healing, healthcare and the problems of collective depression and trauma resulting from living in the age of Late Capitalism. Becoming Plant features a specially composed soundtrack by London-based electronic musician and visual artist Gaika. With this work, Grace Ndiritu won the Jarman Film Award in 2022.
This screening is supported by the British Council.