Sam Taylor Wood, A Little Death
."A genius work by video artist Sam Taylor-Wood: Take the most simple scenario you get, waive all additions like sounds or visual effects and create nevertheless a breath-taking film.
While painter of the 17th century created immutable pictures of objects in their most beautiful moments, Sam Taylor-Wood refreshes the traditional work of still life and tells simple a story about the transient nature of life.
The camera catches a dead rabbit which is decompositing rapidly before our eyes, while the mellow peach beside it stays untouched all the time. In an odd, beautiful way it shows how fast a once living being can disappear without any possibility of changing it…" - http://www.ravished-by-illusions.com/post/7010985038/a-little-death-by-sam-taylor-wood
Interestingly the name of the video, A Little Death, translates into French as, la petite mort which is often the name given to the brief loss of consciousness experienced whilst a person is climaxing. The connection between death and the sensation of an orgasm is very interesting.
This work by Sam Taylor Wood can be related to Peter Greenaway's film A Zed & Two Naughts which was created nearly two decades before hand in 1985.