The Beginning and More Links

The idea for this blog was inspired due to my dad's death this summer and the subsequent writing of living wills, health directives, etc. for my own...
I have done a bit of body disposal research and will be working on a cemetery project, which will be documented.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Cemetery Projects in process

One door closes, another opens.

  • The show is over - here is a video of the event: Click to see the Compost Cemetery Show
  • The new project: designing an interactive map of forgotten cemeteries in SF/NY city proper
  • In process: Working with a land trust to support Landscape Art Projects on Cemetery Land

Hope to see you again soon in the cemetery. 

Friday, July 8, 2011

Invitation to Compost Cemetery Show on July 23

We are excited to announce a guest performance at 4 pm by Louie Jenkins: Louie is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Chichester where she specializes in Solo Performance, Performance Writing and Devising, Applied and Interventionist Theatre. Louie’s main research interests are in autobiographical solo performance with specific reference to illness, dying, mortality and grief - exploring biopolitics and Lacanian notions of trauma and death.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Tree Compost

Trees are celebrated symbols of hope, sustenance, and life. But as they get cut down and die, trees represent the passage from life into death. This week at the cemetery a strong wind pulled down a tree, Anna painted a tree stump in memory of a tree, and her son Matthew built a teepee out of cut branches and recycled wooden poles.