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Sehnsucht (Yearning), 2002, 16mm to HD, black and white, silent, 8 min 59 sec, Delamere Estates, Soysambu, Kenya

Sehnsucht is a German noun translated as “longing”, “yearning”, or “craving”, or in a wider sense a type of “intensely missing”. However, Sehnsucht is difficult to translate adequately and describes a deep emotional state. A dead zebra lies on a black and white checkered floor and appears to breathe. Seen from four different angles the decomposition of the zebra is filmed in stop-motion until nothing remains but an empty skin.