My Selves Dissolving
My Selves Dissolving travels through the sensations during out-of-body experiences. Themes of dissociation are explored such as: sleep paralysis, autoscopy, and ecstatic moments. The abstracted images are visual adaptations of the filmmaker's experiences, attempting to reflect the power that resides in the unexplainable.
This film was made possible by the 2019 Alison Doerner Fund for Women Pioneers in Filmmaking
Danielle Wakin is an experimental film/video artist, teacher, and projectionist currently working in Los Angeles, CA. She received an MFA in film/video from California Institute of The Arts where her thesis was awarded the Alison Doerner Women Pioneers in Filmmaking Grant. Danielle received her BFA from School of The Art Institute of Chicago on the SAIC presidential scholarship and Steketee Scholarship. Her projects have been screened at San Diego Underground Film Festival, REDCAT, Mana Contemporary, Flat Earth Film Festival, and Gene Siskel Film Center. Her most recent film just received an honorable mention from Experimental Forum and was selected to screen at Kinoskop International Festival of Analog Experimental Cinema. When she is not busy filming the neon saturated city and teaching aspiring artists about filmmaking, Danielle is a projectionist at the flagship Landmark Theatres