In spite of its apparent simplicity, Groeien (Grow) is a thought-provoking reflection on the theme of genetics and the effects that human intervention can have on the natural world.
The natural growing movement of the plants are progressively accentuated until they become highly unnatural. Eventually they transform into ''living'', moving paper organisms, as though heralding a genetic alteration of these same plants.
Co-directed by Berend van Eerde.
Source: Elena Marcheschi, Directors and Works ''Invideo 2012''.
1984 | Groningen, Netherlands> website
Johan Rijpma obtained his Master of Arts degree at the Utrecht School of the Arts (Faculty of Art, Media & Technology).
His films, animations, music video's and other artworks are often the result of his fascination by and exploration of the creative design process and the element of unpredictability.
Lives in Utrecht, Netherlands. +info