Ana Vallejo

Neuromantic

My name is Ana and I am a love addict. I have always been trapped in a loop of rejecting the partners who want me and insecurely attaching to the ones who don’t.

This work is a personal investigation into understanding my dysfunctional intimacy. From interviewing past lovers and family members, to going to love-addiction meetings, to reading neuroscientific and psychological journals, I exhaustively scrutinized my fears and desires. I am ripped, revealed, and re-signified fragments of my pain and self-sabotaging struggle to control love into collages, photograms, and photographs. Parallel to this process, I also collected anonymous data about our collective fears, desires, and memories regarding the experience of falling in and out of love.

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