Reese Betts: All That Remains (and That Which Does Not)


Artist Statement

All That Remains (and That Which Does Not) is a video art piece projection mapped onto a framed soft sculpture made of tumbled glass and hand-knitted ribbons of acrylic yarn.
This piece is meant to convey the complexities of human emotion and emphasize our continuous pattern of connecting our emotions and memories to the motif of water, despite barriers of time and differing cultures. The idea of connection is expressed through over a thousand stitches of interweaving yarn and shared color palettes which transcend the knitted borders that constrain each piece of glass.

The imagery used within the projection contains documentation of an animation made from live EEG data and phone recordings of natural and man-made bodies of water. The EEG- based visuals are Illustrator vectors which were animated according to data on brain activity and facial expression, input from an EMOTIV EPOC headset through Touch Designer.

Given its relation to the concepts of water and the existence of life outside of ourselves, this piece is eco-conscious – using recycled materials and creating limited waste.

About the Project

  • Title of Work: All That Remains (and That Which Does Not)
  • Medium: projection mapped onto a framed soft sculpture
  • Student's Name: Reese Betts
  • Major: Film Studies
  • Anticipated Graduation Date: 24-May
  • Hometown: Lake Lotawana, Missouri
  • Student's Mentor: Katina Bitsicas
  • Mentor's Department: Digital Storytelling


Ying Hu

A very creative expression! Your artist statement video communicates your creative process and ideas very well. The sound track used is certainly nostalgic! Thank you for including information about the sound track as well.