Appendage

Stop-Motion Animation, 2013

A film about relationships between strangers.

Appendage is an anthropological ballet. The film explores the role of the individual in society, examining the momentary connections made and broken by people in passing.

 

 

Disembodied hands serve as visuals. The characters struggle for unity as their different motives collide and dance together. The film does not follow one relationship. Each interaction blends into the next.

The ensuing relationships are violent, intimate, friendly, and, cyclically, broken apart. The dance is a crescendo of combination and separation. The film's conclusion offers a macroscopic view of relationships.  Stability is found in the awe of constant change.  Appendage is a celebration of human emergence.