Beautiful Stop-Motion Animated Film About the Progression of Alzheimer’s
A textured, tactile journey of abstraction.
By Maria Popova
Art, with its capacity for expressing in abstract form experiences and emotions too complex or confusing to name explicitly, has proven itself a powerful medium for exploring mental health issues — from artist Bobby Baker’s diary drawings of borderline personality disorder to children’s illustrations of what it’s like to have autism. Now comes Undone, a beautiful and bittersweet stop-motion film by animator Hayley Morris, inspired by her grandfather, which captures with tender abstraction the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
A behind-the-scenes look at Morris’s production setup and sketches:
Published August 29, 2012