Research & digital animation
Video — 1:1
Guided by Ken Horii
“A dictionary begins when it no longer gives the meaning of words, but their tasks. Thus, Formless is not only an adjective having a given meaning, but a term that serves to bring things down into the world, generally requiring that each thing have its form.”
— Georges Bataille: "Informe." Documents 7 (December 1929), p. 382.
Formless concepts are only understood through our association to a given word. The challenge is therefore to depict formlessness visually such that it is unbiased and contains no preconceived notions behind it. It is based purely on how it feels.
This artwork was birthed as an abstraction of text, but later made neutral using a circle as starting point to distort and animate to illustrate what emotions might look like if given a visual form, without imposing any specific feeling through the graphics.
©2023 Anmol Govinda Rao