During a six-week residency in South Africa, I collected 50 stories and portraits of people who have died in Darling, a village above Cape Town. Among others, Agnes October, a resident of Darling, lost her grandmother 30 years, her brother 20 years and her son 3 years ago. After several conversations, I decided to build an installation of portraits (Polaroid photos) and burning ropes that symbolise these lines of life. The ropes differ in length, one lives for 94 years, the other for only 3 months. The ropes kept burning until the life line had been lived. When the line was completely burnt out, only a memory remained, a photograph.