Soul Sister Death


I made this video in tribute to my ‘soul sister’ Denaveria Delberg and in memory of her fallen brother Daniel on her birthday October the 31st of 2009.
I used video footage to commemorate both her military service as well as the life of compassion that she now leads.
She is an expert marksman, a Krav Maga martial artist (her signature move is the flying armbar), and a pacifist who dresses up all in black with a tophat while she works hospice and brings nothing but energetic smiles and peaceful joy into dying people’s lives.
I combined actual footage with actresses that somewhat match her physicality and style to portray her military life. I used her favorite video game “Mirror’s Edge” — a game about the sport Parkour which she enjoys in real life — and her favorite film “Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain” to depict her life now.
She goes by the monicker ‘Death’ (as in an anthropomorphic personification) because of her hospice work. She is, as she puts it, ‘a friend at the end’.
Her entire existence is a celebration of life lived and life yet to be experienced.
She is the dearest friend and the sort of ‘Death’ we should all hope for.

Video:
Audrey Tautou as Amélie in Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain
Michelle Rodriguez as Rain Ocampo in Resident Evil
Scarlett Johansson as Natalia Romanova in Iron Man 2
Alice Braga as Isabelle in Predators
Cota de Pablo as Ziva David in NCIS
Animated footage taken from video game Mirror’s Edge
Miscellaneous military women taken from Israeli Defense Force footage

Audio:
Still Alive – by Lisa Miskovsky

Photos:
Private collection

(I neither own the rights to these works of art nor plan to)

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