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Womb of things to be and tomb of things that were

Womb of things to be and tomb of things that were

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THU 7th SEP, 6pm
15 St Margaret’s St NR24TU
FREE, Booking Essential (link in Helgate bio)

Dur. 28mins 28sec, followed by drinks with the artists

We’re excited to invite you to come see a screening of Charles Pryor and Marleen Boschen’s new film followed by informal drinks with the artists, where you will have an opportunity to ask questions and have open conversation.

What does it mean to remove a lifeform from its world in order to save it?

‘Womb of things to be and tomb of things that were’ explores collaborative survival, containment and vulnerability in ecological futures. Via episodic, speculative storytelling we follow seed banking and saving practices across the globe from the Millennium Seed Bank in the UK, to a forest gene bank in Poland and a food sovereignty organisation in Palestine.

The film traces how seeds move in and out of these banks and how their metabolic life slows down in processes of freezing. Exploring how practices foster ecological imaginaries of restoration, repair and custodianship the film asks what futures might really be in store for these seeds.

What are these practices saving their seeds for?

What escapes them in freezing life?

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