Jenny Magnus

On the theme of Attention:

"...It made me feel a little scared to think that maybe there’s a whole class of things that I'm unaware of. That I am un-self-conscious of. And that I'm going to be forced to pay attention to. I can't quite see how I'm going to stay in the present if there are all of these things I have to pay attention to.  It all goes by so fast, it’s confusing, and I feel like I'm not really in control of it. Like it’s sweeping me along and I only have time to pick up on a few things..." Cruise Control, The Willies, 1993

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The Strange is a story about a girl and a woman, who meet 3 times over a length of time, in the same bedroom, to see each other change and trade memes back and forth. The Strange tries to ask the question of whether despair or hope can be infectious, and whether one person can ever really influence another person, or whether we all only perform the act of listening.