Having moved on from the tragedy of his mother’s death surprisingly quickly; with the help of neuroscientist, Prof. Adam Zeman, artist, Amy Right and a host of others around the globe; Alex Wheeler finds himself journeying into the depths of his mind to uncover the fascinating roots of his emotional detachment from people and events. The film is the first documentary of it’s kind, about a recently researched condition called APHANTASIA, which renders the individual with an inability to visualise, using their mind.
The Headless Way is a collection of philosophies and meditations by the late great Douglas Harding on the subject of the true nature of the self. I collaborated with his protégé Richard Lang to create this short video which gives a small taste of Harding’s understanding of the nature of the self through the lens of distance and observation.
Design & Animation – Alex Barnet