You Must Be Shapeless, Anthony

videostills from “You Must Be Shapeless, Anthony (2021) Video, stop motion animation (4:26 min)

detail from “You Must Be Shapeless, Anthony” (2021)
Video, stop motion animation (4:26 min)

“You Must Be Shapeless, Anthony” is a video about Saint Anthony of Padua, the patron saint of lost articles. The simple rhyming prayer; “Dear Saint Anthony, Please come around, something is lost and cannot be found” is the starting point of the video. In the video, the patron is called upon to search the floor of your apartment, for a lost set of keys or a debit card. While searching for lost items, he finds his own implausible wonders that have outgrown his own body and identity.