New Life, 2009

 

Stop frame animation of Lupin seed.

Filmed whilst on a residency in Tasmania, this seed is one of the staple crops for cattle globally. It's beautiful mottled colouring, not unlike many birds' eggs make its moment of germination even more animal- like, as it 'crawls' across the screen. The sound track, lifted from a medical recording of a baby's heartbeat during labour and then notibly faster during birth underline this analogy.