Animated short film
Coalesce presents a verbally unbalanced discussion between a human interviewer and a piece of coal, as together they work to understand the world from the other’s viewpoint. This dialogue is accompanied by collage animation that works toward restructuring time and recombining the human and more-than-human into co-constituted beings. The use of collage allows the multilayered, handmade construction of the film to remain visible, indicating ongoing story creation and its emergence from a specific standpoint.
The film was commissioned for a public screening event during the Mirror Mine exhibition, curated by Queensland Film Festival and exhibited at Outer Space gallery in West End, Brisbane. The exhibition and its events were satellite activities within the Museum of Brisbane's inaugural Brisbane Art Design (BAD) Festival.
To watch the trailer with sound, please visit here.