Once I was going by way of the analysis course of for autism, it grew to become obvious that I didn’t acknowledge faces. Once I’d have a look at folks’s faces, I’d battle to establish them — even when we had met earlier than. That is generally generally known as face blindness, or prosopagnosia.
This led me to begin serious about what faces actually are and the totally different options that make them up. Being an artist, I stuffed my sketchbooks with drawings of faces. I took images of myself and stored audio and written diaries. These mediums helped me uncover coping mechanisms that I may use to find out who folks had been. I finally collected these sketchbooks, images and diaries, in addition to another private objects that had aided me, and put all of them collectively right into a reminiscence field.
The brief documentary above seems inside this field and uncovers tales of id, isolation, relationships and willpower. I animated the objects to evoke the complexity of feeling that comes with prosopagnosia and to convey a singular, private outlook on what life is like once you discover it troublesome to acknowledge different folks.
Steven Fraser is an animator, artist and author who creates brief movies, comics, zines, performances and installations.
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