Form is defined by structure and order. It is the framework, system, or formula that we create to help us bring order to, and make better sense of the world around us. It manifests in various ways. For example, humans created alphabets, words, and sentences as a form of communication. Another example is the organization of time into years, months, days, hours, and minutes. Formlessness, therefore, is the absence of structure and definition. It is the abandonment of control, rules, and norms; freedom from the limitations and constraints of an organized structure. It has no beginning and no end. To examine formlessness, we can examine what we would consider a form through the lens of different eyes. Each individual perceives the world very differently from one another. Fluidity exists in the way we make sense of the world because the same thing may appear differently to different people. The same amount of time may seem to pass very slowly for one person, and very quickly for another. Ambiguity exists in our constructed reality, perhaps because form is forced onto something that in essence has no form. Formlessness does not necessarily mean the absence of form, but perhaps it is ambiguity and the infinite possibilities of form that makes it formless.
My response to this project is an animation which explores the different forms that lines take to help us make sense of the world. A line is the basic unit that we use to write letters, words, sentences. We use lines to draw and express ourselves through images. Sometimes, language is not enough to express how we truly think or feel because there is only so many ways to combine words together.
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