Anima

“To animate” literally means “to come to life”. We think of people, animals, even plants as being alive, but what about the spaces that surround us? The spaces that we occupy may not actually be alive, but our interaction with and manipulation of objects in those spaces imprints them with traces of our lives.

By taking a photo of a single space each day at the same time over one year, I recorded the movement of objects over time in a common domestic scene. “Anima” uses the technique of stop-motion animation to reveal that a scene that would be thought of as static is really swarming with life.