Not My Thoughts
According to the UK based charity OCD Action, “intrusive thoughts” are “unwelcome involuntary thoughts, images, or unpleasant ideas that may become an obsession, are upsetting or distressing, and can feel difficult to manage or eliminate.”
“Not My Thoughts” is three-channel video piece meant to illustrate what it is like to experience “intrusive thoughts”.
Three Screen Installation
This is “Not my Thoughts” in installation form. I used three separate CRT televisions and placed one in the middle with two angled inward on either side of the middle screen. The reason I did this is because that positioning, in conjunction with the low volume of the side channels, forces you to literally step in to the mental space that I am creating with the piece.