Amber Thompson - "We Ascend Without Warning"


About the Artist:

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Amber Thompson is a mixed media artist mostly focused in video, animation and computer graphics.

Instagram: @ambear_thomp




We Ascend Without Warning

Film, 2020, 4 min 27 sec

Film still of a woman hugging another woman

film still of a woman out in the woods facing the sunlight

film still of a woman sitting in a couch with strong light coming from the window behind her


Struck by the news that my mom had been diagnosed with terminal cancer, I began to relive my memories and emotions. I came to this point of intersection between emotional empathy and preemptive grief. She is still here, but I can feel her slipping away. I simultaneously felt, and continue to feel, the love of every personal connection in my life. This is the state of emotion and reflection that my film evokes.


To my mother, Heather Roxanne.

I love you more.