‘Undone’ is a Terrifyingly Artful Examination of Alzheimer’s

In Undone, a stop-motion film by animator Hayley Morris, “a drifting man struggles to pull objects from the roiling sea below him and scrambles to keep the objects from slipping through his fingers.”

The short was inspired by her grandfather to capture the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. It won the award for best animated short at the 2009 Slamdance competition and for good reason — it’s beautiful, mesmerizing, and harrowing. It’s also reminiscent of the work by the Quay Brothers, which is probably the highest praise I can give to a piece of stop-motion animation. [via brainpickings]

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