In the studio of Philadelphia-based artists Nadia Hironaka and Matthew Suib, the Pine Barrens forest has been condensed and transplanted to a terrarium no larger than 12 cubic feet.

A Tim Burton-esque landscape of pines, shrubs, ferns, moss, fungus and carnivorous plants is reflected infinitely in the terrarium's mirrored walls and captured with a motion-controlled camera and specialized macro lens that dramatically shift the scale and perspective of this miniature landscape. Hironaka & Suib transform this microcosmic film set into the home of chimeric forest dwellers who consider themes of precarity, mutualism and collaborative survival.

FIELD COMPANION

PBS

PHILADELPHIA, PA