Single Channel Video Projection; 8 minutes Dying Not to Be is a theatrical monologue written and performed by Inez de Vega. It is a black comedy on the complexities of committing suicide. Created during her recent residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, Dying Not to Be is the next instalment in de Vega’s quest to fulfil her childhood ambition of becoming a movie star. Its visual references derive from the representations of anxious and dislocated women in cinema, and in turn from the photographs of Cindy Sherman in Untitled Film Stills (1977-1980). Inez de Vega is a Melbourne-based artist whose performances are captured in moving image and still photography. Her cinema-inspired works play with our inherited screen culture to create theatrical representations of psychological neurosis, trauma and the female identity.