Lauren Flinner is a poet filmmaker and collagist, experimenting in translation between forms, sometimes called TVs (the variable space). Flinner’s practice has something to do with paradox. TVs’ philosophy is that of animation: the movement between (images, identities, truths). Their short films have screened internationally. Flinner’s CalArts MFA thesis animation Saw/Ate Sad Bird, a glimpse into the shallow, fast breathing of a woman afraid to leave the house, showed at Slamdance. She has worked as a youth educator in various contexts.