Palindrome, 2006

Palindrome is a phenomenological experiment, an exploded model of my Self and my alter ego existing in the same time and space. While conducting research in Indonesia I learned that, in Javanese thinking, there is a name for this twin self– suksma— and that each of us is born with this perfect copy of ourselves. Our “gut feelings” emerge from where it is housed, and in the uncanny, familial quality of people new to us, it is our sukmsa communicating.  It is our connection to the infinite, a tether to our unknowable source.

Very beautifully done… It’s one of those things that, when you get it right, the simplicity is perfection.
Lewis Klahr, experimental filmmaker

  • Palindrome
  • Projection-mapped video, scientific glass, salt (runtime: 01:30)
  • 10” x 5” x 3”