––  The Ocelli  ––

The Ocelli – a film in 25 parts – is a study of perception, vision and myth which charts the development of a 2000 year-old mushroom from dormant state to sentient being, alongside an investigation of human vision and perception. Combining archive 16mm footage from the British Museum of Optometry, acted film, specific visual effects, music and narration ARKA Group’s The Ocelli creates a complex web of ideas and visual materials.

The Ocelli was exhibited at Space In Between in spring 2012.
As part of the exhibition writer Vanessa Bartlett has worked with ARKA Group's Ben Jeans Houghton & Matthew de Kersiant Giraudeau to produce an accompanying text. Download the full text here.