formAxioms – Rui An Ho – COLLAB

“Unity and Multiplicity”, an animation by formAxioms (, conceived, directed and edited by Federico Ruberto together with Daryl Ho and YoungBin Song. The complete animation (3 mins) is part of artist Rui An Ho’s coming performance.  

In its complete form the video presents geometrically the concept of unity and multiplicity— it it informed by how these polarities emerged in Hegel’s dialectics, found their way in Marx’s operative translation, and were adopted by Mao’s discourse (different party’s factions embraced either the concept of 1, unity, or the concept of 2, multiplicity, to promote their political agenda). The complete video portrays as well the development of the concept of “line-to-surface”, a theoretical and practical method implemented in order to frame “special (economic) zones”.