Lexi Strauss
Film version of 'The Twelve Apostles as Babies'Film of the Installation experience.Debutants, Petit Morte and the Babies Singing in Trees of Light, interacting during the final scene.The Debutants sing the traditional Coventry CarolOzymandias and the Manufactory of Echoes (baby chair injection mold) join the Debutants choir to sing the traditional Coventry Carol, which recounts Herod’s massacre of the innocents in the Nativity Story.Petit Morte. A child appears to be laying motionless in a coffin. Infused with light he/she takes a first breath and proceeds to sing Pie Jesu in the bath, before recounting the story of the Twelve Apostles.The Babies Sing in Trees of Light in the concluding scene
The Twelve Apostles as Babies (Installation)
Still images from The Twelve Apostles as Babies, an Installation which was created within an enclosed, dimly lit, theatrical environment.

On entering the space, viewers perceive various barely distinguishable paintings, hung on 3 walls. Otherworldly voices drift in from all corners as the ventriloquised paintings breath, interact and become illuminated through light projections, choral music and conversation.

Collectively they tell the tale of the Twelve Apostles as Babies, which recounts the infant’s arrival for the second coming without Christ. Dressing up as Ghandi, Johnny Rotten and others, they learn the good deeds of those who came both after and before them, eventually spreading their good news through various careers.

Written and directed by Lexi Strauss
Coventry Carol arrangement composed and directed by Ben Woodgates with LexI Strauss.
Babies in Trees of light composition by Lexi Strauss
Performed by Rebecca Hardwick, Poppy Ewence, Caitlin Frizzell and Jonathan JB Webb.