I decided the animation will be sufficiently depicted through 16 sculptures. The strobe light will be flashing at 11fps, making the animation 1.45 seconds long. The story line will consist of one head splitting into 2, which will rotate in opposite directions, then come together again in the back, as a new face emerges in the front again. The face will start to split in two, and rotate. One of the faces will close its eyes, while the other will keeps it’s eyes open, further adding a distinction/separation between the two, and also echo the underlying theme of conscious vs. unconscious. I tested this out by photographing a toy skull rotating at equal intervals, then edited and animated it into a short stop-motion animation in Photoshop.
Animation breakdown/placement testing