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  still from   The Phantom Limb  , 2005  11 minutes, video and stop-frame animation 10' x 10' x 5' © Brent Wahl  The edited and remixed poem is  'The Hollow Men' by T.S. Eliot (translated into the Arabic).   A phantom limb is a term used to describe the sensation or feeling perceived by a person who is missing a limb - a feeling that the missing part is still attached, still present.    In recent years this term has re-entered our vocabulary as a metaphor for loss and disconnect.        T.S. Eliot, who critiqued the emptiness of western culture in the 1925 poem,   The Hollow Men  , becomes relevant again in the current conflict between the western and eastern world societies. The disconnected sensation of floating through a world crisis with an absolute feeling of no control or choice in anything other than daily existence is ever present in western culture.    By condensing this original and biting text, I am attempting a ‘cultural portrait’, an effort to link the 'disconnect' of contemporary living to the world at large.

still from The Phantom Limb, 2005
11 minutes, video and stop-frame animation
10' x 10' x 5'
© Brent Wahl

The edited and remixed poem is  'The Hollow Men' by T.S. Eliot (translated into the Arabic).

A phantom limb is a term used to describe the sensation or feeling perceived by a person who is missing a limb - a feeling that the missing part is still attached, still present.  In recent years this term has re-entered our vocabulary as a metaphor for loss and disconnect. 

T.S. Eliot, who critiqued the emptiness of western culture in the 1925 poem, The Hollow Men, becomes relevant again in the current conflict between the western and eastern world societies. The disconnected sensation of floating through a world crisis with an absolute feeling of no control or choice in anything other than daily existence is ever present in western culture.  By condensing this original and biting text, I am attempting a ‘cultural portrait’, an effort to link the 'disconnect' of contemporary living to the world at large.

  sketch for   The Phantom Limb  , 2005  © Brent Wahl

sketch for The Phantom Limb, 2005
© Brent Wahl

still from The Phantom Limb, 2005
11 minutes, video and stop-frame animation
10' x 10' x 5'
© Brent Wahl

The edited and remixed poem is  'The Hollow Men' by T.S. Eliot (translated into the Arabic).

A phantom limb is a term used to describe the sensation or feeling perceived by a person who is missing a limb - a feeling that the missing part is still attached, still present.  In recent years this term has re-entered our vocabulary as a metaphor for loss and disconnect. 

T.S. Eliot, who critiqued the emptiness of western culture in the 1925 poem, The Hollow Men, becomes relevant again in the current conflict between the western and eastern world societies. The disconnected sensation of floating through a world crisis with an absolute feeling of no control or choice in anything other than daily existence is ever present in western culture.  By condensing this original and biting text, I am attempting a ‘cultural portrait’, an effort to link the 'disconnect' of contemporary living to the world at large.

sketch for The Phantom Limb, 2005
© Brent Wahl

  still from   The Phantom Limb  , 2005  11 minutes, video and stop-frame animation 10' x 10' x 5' © Brent Wahl  The edited and remixed poem is  'The Hollow Men' by T.S. Eliot (translated into the Arabic).   A phantom limb is a term used to describe the sensation or feeling perceived by a person who is missing a limb - a feeling that the missing part is still attached, still present.    In recent years this term has re-entered our vocabulary as a metaphor for loss and disconnect.        T.S. Eliot, who critiqued the emptiness of western culture in the 1925 poem,   The Hollow Men  , becomes relevant again in the current conflict between the western and eastern world societies. The disconnected sensation of floating through a world crisis with an absolute feeling of no control or choice in anything other than daily existence is ever present in western culture.    By condensing this original and biting text, I am attempting a ‘cultural portrait’, an effort to link the 'disconnect' of contemporary living to the world at large.
  sketch for   The Phantom Limb  , 2005  © Brent Wahl