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: frame by frame animation combined with dynamically generated patterns created through the use of code.


Check out this animation at SUPERNOVA’s Director’s Choice selection in Denver, September 21. You can find more information here.