Where I Am When
When I'm Not With You

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Experimental Animation

The geometry of a triangle has three vertices, each culminating in a point that reaches out and away from its two companions. When one point is at the top, a triangle is vaguely phallic, when two points are northerly, it is yonic. I think about triangles often, as I am one of three in my house: to one – a mother, to another – a wife and to myself – something else again.

In Buddhism there is a concept of Anatta – or “no-self”. Anatta is part of three existential markers, along with Anicca or “impermanence” and Dukkha “suffering or dissatisfaction”. Again, a relationship triangle. This idea of “no-self” is hard for me as a westerner to understand. What is “no-self” when I seem to be something to others?

This animation is my exploration and searching towards understanding my own “no-self”. No self as in, no body and nobody.

Medium

  • 2019
  • Frame by frame animation and dynamic generation

"Where I Am When I'm Not With You" has a limited engagement at Meow Wolf's Convergence Station in Denver!