A Study On Tear
2-channel video, 3'30"
The night wind through the crannies pipes,
And in the garret lie
Two wretched creatures on the straw,
As gaunt as poverty.
And one poor creature speaks and says,
“embrace me with thine arm,
and press thy mouth against my mouth,
thy breath will keep me warm.”
the other starveling speaks and says,
“when i look into thine eyes,
pain, cold and hunger disappear,
and all my miseries.”
They kissed full oft, still more they wept,
Clasped hands, sighed deep and fast;
They often laughed, they even sang,
and both were still at last.
- The Vale of Tears, Heinrich Heine