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Watch a soul reincarnated in just 75 seconds

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Emma Allen Ruby
Emma Allen Ruby

"Ruby" is a time-lapse video that explores the idea of rebirth. Shot over five days by body artist Emma Allen, the video uses Allen's face as a canvas, and complex paintwork to portray aging, death, decay, and reincarnation.

The metamorphosis has its weaknesses; the high points are without a doubt the more abstract moments where Allen's face is transformed by flowers and stars, rather than the literal representations of death and decay. Nonetheless, it's a well-designed journey with some truly dazzling moments, and one that's well worth 75 seconds of your time.