Lisa Smolkin

2022, 18:30 minutes, English

TAPECODE 2147.12

Subtle interdimensional traveller realizes she is in a body and tries to be appealing to others. She investigates her childlike affects and her need to go back to the things and places of childhood to wrestle with her pressing unmet emotional and developmental needs. She explores the concept of self-abandonment and experiences empathy burnout. She then turns to trendy health foods, supplements, and accupressure to fill the gap. Lamenting the loss of most of her friends, she celebrates her last one. Paralleling interdimensional travel to intergenerational travel (otherwise known as ancestry) she finds herself in a black hole where she cannot feel and all existence ceases. She is grateful for her AI Social Emotional companion who is there for her. We see her come alive in the presence of appreciation, acknowledgment, and reciprocity. She creates her own fashion line and writes a poem.

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