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Video. 17.5 min. 2006.
Sensing the World by Echo is a “Frankenstein’s monster” of a movie, stitched together with parts robbed from the graveyard of B-movie horror and sci-fi films. A colorful, animated paper collage, the video is assembled from scraps of 1950s and ’60s children’s books, how-to manuals, science texts and encyclopedias. Sensing the World by Echo is an “autobiography” using science fiction elements to explore the classic themes (otherness, paranoia, alternate reality) of the genre. The video is a life story constructed from pieces of other stories, much the way we base our ideas of self on pieces of information we receive from our environment.