Koen Hauser was invited to create a new work in the Hortus Botanicus of the university city Leiden, to be presented on the occasion of de nacht van ontdekkingen. A night full of presentations, exhibitions and lectures that covers the long tradition of art and history of the city of Leiden, involving it’s museums, cultural institutes and Holland’s leading scientists.
Hauser chose the paviljon in the Von Siebold memorial japanese Garden as a contemplative site to lay out an ever changing human form. The videowork consists of many photo’s from old books. Twentieth century modern sculptures interweave with art historical, scientific and gone-by fashion photography in this animated Vanitas collage.