Children of the Soil

Simon Ellis (Artist)

Research output: Practice-Based and Non-textual ResearchDigital or Visual Media


Children of the soil is a short film that emerged from a practice of falling slowly to the ground. It uses text and still and moving images in a sequence of graphic-novel-like panels to explore the slow work of growth, gravity and decay. I like to think that the film might act as a gentle reminder that each of us is always becoming earth and soil for our human — and other-than-human — ancestors.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 15 Aug 2022


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  • Footfall

    Ellis, S.


    Project: Unfunded project

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