New York Biotopes, abstract plants and creatures growing in NYC
February 8, 2013 9:45 PM   Subscribe

New York Biotopes deals with abstract plants and creatures, which change their forms because of insufficient living space and adapt themselves to the surroundings of the metropolis New York City. Set to the music of Man Mantis. More videos from Lena Steinkühler on her Vimeo channel.
posted by filthy light thief (5 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
No actual Man Mantis among the biotopes? I am disappoint.
posted by ShutterBun at 10:31 PM on February 8, 2013

Those seats that kind of 'bloom' on the subway should look like real seats, but swallow anyone that foolishly sits upon one. And where's the pigeon-eating whatevers? And then that organic subway turnstyle? GEEZ, how can it not be man-eating?
posted by Goofyy at 10:45 PM on February 8, 2013

Superimposing natural 'stuff' over NYC is frankly delusional.
posted by crunch42 at 12:56 AM on February 9, 2013

Don't worry. It's not too "natural."
posted by filthy light thief at 6:52 AM on February 9, 2013

I like how the pedestrians in the shots are nonchalant about what's happening. I know it's because there's nothing "really" happening for them to react to, but I like to think of it as this evolutionary paradigm shift that New Yorkers have just gotten used to: "Whaddaya MEAN the whole PATH line is down?! The seats are blooming already? It's only February for chrissake! Christ there goes my morning."
posted by Uther Bentrazor at 7:01 AM on February 9, 2013 [2 favorites]

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