TElepistomological

Themie

 

The human-animal’s awareness of it’s own existence is widely accepted as a phenomena unique to the human experience. The Heideggerian notion of ‘Dasein, as being-towards-the end’ refers to a beings awareness of life as finite. This intuition informs many of the individuals temporal interactions.At the age of 11 I experienced the 'Bodies Exhibition'. Seeing the peculiar showing of lifeless unmistakably human bodies in lively poses proved a catalysts  for my first very own pre-teen 'existential crisis'. Subsequently I began to grapple with the questions surrounding a view in which death is seen as finite..

Modeled  in Cinema 4D and printed on the Series 1 Type A Machines, 3D printed model resembled a dissected Fox squirrel. Akin to my own experience at the 'Body Exhibition' Squirrels inquisitively walked towards and around their dissected representation of self. Did the squirrel see himself? If so, did the squirrel experience awareness of the end as finite? what, if any emotions transcend boundaries of awareness between species..

 
 
   

TELEPISTOMOLOGICAL THEMIE WAS SHOWN AT MAKER FAIRE OTTAWA'S:  PRETERNATURAL EXHIBITION // OCTOBER 15-16 2016 // ABERDEEN PAVILION