This meditative, immersive film is a tribute to the astonishing work and achievements of the early 20th century naturalist, inventor and pioneering filmmaker F Percy Smith.
Directed by Stuart A Staples, Minute Bodies is an interpretative edit that combines Smith's original footage with a new contemporary score to create a hypnotic, alien yet familiar dreamscape. It connects us to the sense of wonder Smith must have felt as he peered through his own lenses and saw these micro-worlds for the first time.
The otherworldly images are married impeccably with Tindersticks’s instrumental soundtrack, which moves from the melancholic to the malevolent throughout the film’s hour run. Performed here with an augmented line-up, the second half of the concert will see the band return to revisit songs from their back catalogue.