Beautiful Stop-Motion Animated Film About the Progression of Alzheimer’s
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