I Made Them Run Away is a multi-layered story weaving together family archive material and photographs with texts written by the artist’s mother. The work brings together past memories and present feelings to explore the dynamics of affective relationships – the need for attention, the expectations that cause disillusionment, insecurity and judgment. Shifting between the different points of view, Zanin depicts the recurring complicated triangle relationship between her, her mother, and the multiple men that crossed their lives, creating a dialogue in two moments in time. I Made Them Run Away gives shape to motherhood in a different acceptation, and makes room for feelings which are often denied to girls and women, like anger, disgust, grief, and power. In search for answers and in an attempt to reconstruct the lack caused by her mother and by the psychological mechanism of removal.