Death and dying inspire powerful rituals, performances embellished with symbolic actions and words. These rituals describe and reflect how the deceased lived. How we care for our dead, and what we do with them, is underpinned by societal, cultural and personal beliefs. Death practices change slowly, but they inevitably evolve and transform…
From the coffin of Lux Interior (the theatrical, macabre frontman of The Cramps), curators Suzanne Rolfe and Tora Colwill will describe what happens to a deceased body from the point of death through to burial, cremation, and perhaps beyond. By reflecting on the practices of those who are involved in the care of the dead, Suzanne and Tora hope to take the audience through a transformative experience to think about the modern funeral, our approach to death, and the bold appreciation of life that can come from confronting our mortality.
To investigate death, special guests will include River Jones from the Brighton Death Café. James Burt will be discussing sussex death folk lore, and deathly ballads will be sung by ‘The Champagne Bubbles’. There will be a ‘Quiz Macabre’ with goulish prizes, a Q&A., and visuals contributed by local Brightonian artists.
Available here: http://boxoffice.brightonfringe.org/events-and-film/10585/the-odditorium