Four faceless dancers perform a ghostly, seemingly endlessly repeating dance. As in a baroque painting, beauty and death (= the brother of sleep) are juxtaposed here in an aestheticizing manner in one composition – a memento mori – underpinned by Johann Sebastian Bach’s Kreuzstabkantate “Komm o Tod, du Schlafes Bruder” (Come, O death, thou brother of sleep). The butterfly as a baroque metaphor combines both in an impressive way: Beauty, transience, death and resurrection.
The basis of this work are 12 photographs in long exposure. Their constructed sequence in rapid succession creates an artificial choreography that becomes increasingly distorted.