My Want of You Partakes of Me
In collaboration with Beny Wagner
Feature length film and 2-channel installation
Currently in post-production
My Want of You Partakes of Me is a proposition, a question, a method all at once. Rather than answer the questions it asks, the film sets into motion an open-ended method of being in the world. At the center of the film’s overlapping stories is the question of the human body and how it must constantly intake parts of the world in order to maintain its own life. Does the body become the things it eats? Does the mind become the impressions it receives? Or, as some nineteenth century European scientists believed, and turned into twentieth century common sense, does the body dissolve the world completely into its own material structure? The film makes incorporation an issue of physiological, psychological, spiritual, literary and scientific dimensions. It is at once a matter of metamorphosis and decay, the eucharist and epigenetics, the philosophy of matter and imperial conquest, industrialisation and annihilation, poetry and parenting, love and citation.