"I'm Perfectly Fine Without You" is a sound art project from 2010 to present. It is an on-going collection of the memories and experiences of children of absent fathers. For more information, please visit http://daisypatton.com.
We don’t really have a great relationship…but I’m okay with that. I’m okay with that, but it’s also a little frustrating because we have had a good relationship at one point. https://archive.org/download/IPFWY_BC/BC.mp3
It’s difficult to think, you know, how much do I owe my parents? What should I—what should I give up for them? I still haven’t resolved it…on the one hand, he gave me something in my childhood that nobody else could. But on the other, I don’t think I’m equipped to be able to help […]
You know, I don’t know if this is going to affect me. But surprisingly it did, you know. It just–it fit everything together that I didn’t know it needed to be fitted together. It just answered a lot of questions that I had inside of me. https://archive.org/download/IPFWY_TA/TA.mp3
You know, “why can’t you have the time for me?” and “why don’t you care enough not to be drunk around me?” Like…”do you realize how much your actions have warped my life?” Like…”just what makes you think you can throw a little girl down the stairs?” Like, “what makes you think you can do […]
I technically do have him there for me, and he was there, I guess, some of the time. But I mean…I really only remember the absence. It’s really true, like, I only remember the absence. http://archive.org/download/CRfullfile/CR.mp3
They always seem to want to redeem him, you know, try to like make him into someone I do want to get to know. But it only makes it worse, and I think they fail to realize that. http://archive.org/download/IRfullfile/IR.mp3