This work comes from a series of three sculptures Michael Joo created for the exhibition Sensory Meridian at Kavi Gupta in 2021. The sculptures are of disincarnate body parts, alchemized from scans of historical works in the Smithsonian Archives. From Without features the disembodied face of Anne Sullivan, best known as the teacher and companion of Helen Keller. Present are the features Keller never saw; absent is the mind that enabled both teacher and student to transform. The work evolved out of Joo thinking about representation, transmission, and transformation. What, and who, gets represented in art and science and history? What information is being transmitted, and how—and how to modes of transmission affect who ultimately receives and understands that information? How are meaning and materials transformed, and how does their transformation affect representation and the transmission of information?