Transience is set in a world in which consciousness transfers have become legal. An ambitious young musician finally gets the kind of body and life that he wants but the procedure has side effects, sending him down a dark rabbit hole where identity, memory and the past start to violently collide.

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: In Development

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: None

Transience - Vanitas - Netflix

A vanitas is a symbolic work of art showing the transience of life, the futility of pleasure, and the certainty of death, often contrasting symbols of wealth and symbols of ephemerality and death. Best-known are vanitas still lifes, a common genre in Netherlandish art of the 16th and 17th centuries; they have also been created at other times and in other media and genres. Vanitas means 'futility' or 'worthlessness', that is, the pointlessness of earthly goods and pursuits, alluding to Ecclesiastes 1:2; 12:8 Vanitas vanitatum omnia vanitas, translated “Vanity of vanities, all is vanity” in the King James Bible.

Transience - In modern times - Netflix

C. Allan Gilbert, All Is Vanity, drawing, 1892. Jana Sterbak, Vanitas: Flesh Dress for an Albino Anorectic, artwork, 1987. Alexander de Cadenet, Skull Portraits, various subjects, 1996 – present. Philippe Pasqua, series of skulls, sculpture, 1990s – present. Damien Hirst, For the Love of God, sculpture (A diamond skull), 2007. Anne de Carbuccia, One Planet One Future, various subjects, 2013 – present.


Transience - References - Netflix