Tristis est anima mea usque ad mortem :
sustinete hic, et vigilate mecum :
nunc videbitis turbam, quæ circumdabit me.
Vos fugam capietis, et ego vadam immolari pro vobis.
My soul is sorrowful even unto death ;
stay you here, and watch with me.
Now ye shall see a multitude, that will surround me.
Ye shall run away, and I will go to be sacrificed for you.
Photo-series inspired by the phrase ¨Tristis est anima mea¨, the second responso of the Tenebrae for Maundy Thursday. The latin text refers to Christ's agony in the garden of Gethsemane, a part of his passion. This series is also inspired by the etymology of the word ¨anima¨ which meant for the ancients a "vital breath", a kind of breeze that when exhaled implied death.