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soul chamber

As someone who grew up in a country in Western Europe, my attitude towards death has been shaped by Western customs. Here the dead have really passed on which makes it hard to grasp the understanding that we can relate to them in other ways. This is an attitude that, when we look at other cultures, is in a minority because it is more common to think of death as a rite of passage or metamorphosis meaning that it is not a fixed end but rather a transition into or towards something else.

The same can be said for how we remember the dead.

Based on the concept of early European bone cathedrals and the open minded approach of other cultures towards death, Soul Chamber is an installation in which participants interact with bone like objects to hear the wishes of other people their remembrance. Connected to a Maranasati (death) meditation that participants can take home, Soul Chamber offers the opportunity to reflect on one’s own death and remembrance.

How do you want to be remembered?