Colby Jennings - Im(pull)se

2:20, 2013, Video Art
I pull hair from my head, face, and body. I believe this is a physical manifestation of anxiety. Often times, I don’t realize that I’m doing this until I have succeeded in removing a hair and I begin to experience the subsequent short release of tension followed by guilt and renewed anxiety. For this short video meditation, I forced myself to do this mindfully and fully experience the moment.

“Trichotillomania is the compulsive urge to pull out (and in some cases, eat) one’s own hair...” - Wikipedia - article on Trichotillomania
DirectorColby Jennings


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