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Vol. 3 (2022): Reverting the Gaze: Resisting Humanism & Hegemony in the West

Non Linear Healing

  • Shams Seif
January 31, 2022


Non-Linear Healing is a minifilm that makes tangible and visible the reality of healing as a continual process, rather than a target that must be reached. The film features visuals from a dozen personal journals spanning the years 2014 to 2020. In the background, audio recordings of different entries overlap with varying degrees of intensity, urgency, and volume. Those varying degrees allow for the non-linearity of healing to be felt through the sense of movement created when the recordings lull to softer volumes, to make some readings more audible than others. Below, is an adaptation of this minifilm, which has been reproduced for print form. The adaption includes a short media curation text and video stills placed strategically to convey the spirit of the film. Additionally, multiple listening and speed typing sessions were used to create a transcript that could adequately capture the auditory experience. This transcript is included in sync with the video stills.

Click here to watch the minifilm.