POND (2022)

‘Space+Time’, the first part of the Binary Coalescence Project by Aiv Puglielli, is a direct creative response to the research of world-leading astrophysicist Dr Linqing Wen, following virtual interviews facilitated via artists in Mandarin and English. The work explores the first principle understanding of the idea of ‘binary coalescence’ in astronomy, as observed in the research of gravitational waves and the origins of the universe.

Produced and recorded on Wurundjeri Woiwurring Country, Boonwurrung Country, Pinjarup Country and Whadjuk Noongar Boodjar.

Written and Directed by 
Jennifer ‘JP’ Piper

Director of Photography
Dasha Melnik

Associate Producer
Pia Husbands

Assistant Cinematographer
Aref Rashidan

Taleah O’Rourke

Audio Engineer
Theo Carbo

Additional cinematography
Darren Lau


Jennifer ‘JP’ Piper 
as The Person (Neutron Star One)

Dr Linqing Wen 
as The Scientist (Neutron Star Two) 

with the voices of Dr Linqing Wen and Dr Rina Fu

and Water
as Gravity

Also featuring the Noorook Yalgorap Thrombolites, who have watched the stars from within Yalgorup National Park, on Pinjarup Country, for about two thousand years.

Series Producer
Jennifer ‘JP’ Piper

Executive Producers
Claire Bowen
Aiv Puglielli

StoryBursts created by
Claire Bowen and Kevin Vinsen