Brother of Sleep

2022, Animation, 3:00 min

The work shows 12 photographs of four dancers. Only in the fast running sequence of these photographs and their constructed order does an artificial, seemingly endlessly repeating choreography emerge. This dance is a metaphor for the constantly, laboriously turning wheel of life, at the end of which death stands as liberation – a memento mori! dance.

Text: from the Kreuzstabkantate by Johann Sebastian Bach.

Dancers: Silvana Lemm, Therese Madeleine Thonfors, Natalie Farkas

What is left at the end of a life?
Two numbers and a short black line between them

Christian Boltanski
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