Lines in my Face, Lines in my Stories, is a collaboration between visual artist Hye Lee, video artist Lotte Allen and mixed chamber ensemble musicians Latitude 49.
Lines in my Face, Lines in my Stories is a poetic journey delving into the meaning of living with memories of loss. It is also an exploration of the intangible space in human minds where the event of remembering manifests.
Memories of loss of various kinds were collected from different locations, including Chicago, New York and New Hampshire. The verbally told stories are present in the images of eyes opening and closing. This visual storytelling is accompanied by poems written by artist Hye Lee, which are based on interviews she conducted with strangers, on the theme of memories of loss.
The movement of pairs of eyes blinking was created by Lotte Allen, a video artist who is well versed in the world of poetic imagery. The stop-motion animation originally accompanied Latitude 49's musical program Time Past and Time Present: A Musical Remembering at the Detroit Institute of Art.