This video depicts life and death. The body is beautiful and alive although death is emphasised through certain poses and the choice of black and white. The body is of flesh but takes on the appearance of stone or a statue. The subtle movement and the heartbeat indicate signs of life complimenting the illusion of death.

O mortals, I am lovely as a dream in stone;

My breast, where each may find his death by turns,

Inspires the poet with a love that burns

Forever, silent, like the earth alone.


Charles Baudelaire

Copyright 2010 Angela Molloy. Northern Ireland Multi-media and performance artist based in Belfast.