The Morphology of Desire

Robert Arnold

1998, 05:45 minutes, colour, English text only, no dialogue


The Morphology of Desire is an experimental project which explores the commodified representation of romantic love in popular culture and the relationship between the still and moving image, using digital image morphing to animate romance novel cover illustrations as a never-ending dance of unrealized desire. This unending movement is segmented into a minimalist narrative by short passages quoted from romance novels.

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Great Expectations for Indie Festival
by Peter Goddard. The Toronto Star, Apr. 23, 1999.