The Shadow Is Black and in the Darkness It Can't Show, 2019
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In a dark room, an almost invisible figure tries to breathe life into a doll. The contrast between the lifelike face of the woman and the marionette-like sticks of her legs and feet is striking. The doll’s face is modelled on the death mask of the so-called Inconnue de la Seine, a young woman who drowned in the Seine in Paris in 1880, and whose beautiful face miraculously remained intact. Her face became the model for ‘Resusci Anne’, a manikin used for resuscitation training since 1960.