“What is this maid with whom thou wast at play? Your eld’st acquaintance cannot be three hours” (2009)

Both are born or have been raised on an island far from society. Without the knowledge of any other world, they see godlike men in their lovers. Just like Pygmalion Ferdinand has met other women, but despised them because of their flaws. Only  Miranda can end his search of perfection. But their love is a strange creation, existing among contrastive pairs: it is an eternal moment, an eventful stagnation, a split unity. In their last scene they are playing chess: the impossible couple, a black king and his white queen.

Both are born or have been raised on an island far from society. Without the knowledge of any other world, they see godlike men in their lovers. Just like Pygmalion Ferdinand has met other women, but despised them because of their flaws. Only Miranda can end his search of perfection. But their love is a strange creation, existing among contrastive pairs: it is an eternal moment, an eventful stagnation, a split unity. In their last scene they are playing chess: the impossible couple, a black king and his white queen.