We R the World/Mold

We R the World/Mold (2016)

6:45 | digital video | stereo

Magnified, mold is an intricate mass of branching hair like filaments creating a connected web. Fruiting bodies develop into a diverse array of colours, patterns and shapes. Soon it begins to spread and inhibit other areas of its host. When viewed from a distance, mold loses its complexities and a more destructive nature is realized. Urban development can be viewed in the same way; a mass of connected people and systems intertwined through a colourful construction of shaped buildings and patterned developments. From a distance, the colours and shapes become muted, as it appears that we are destroying a natural environment to make way for our sprawling infrastructure. Using CGI, animation, and time-lapse photography the phenomena of growth is explored as something delicate, magnificent and even necessary against its powerful and destructive nature; challenging the way we comprehend our existence as individuals and as a collective organism.

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2017 Jury Award for Creative Achievement, Arizona International Film Festival, Tucson, AZ

2017 Honourable Mention Experimental, Humboldt International Film Festival, Arcata, CA

2017 Director’s Choice Award – Black Maria Film Festival, Jersey City, NJ

2016 Official Selection Blowup Art House Film Fest, Chicago, IL

2016 Nominated for Best Experimental Film, Silver Wave Film Festival, Fredericton, NB


Made possible with support from AFCOOP and Arts Nova Scotia