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Love After Death (2016 - 2018)

Love After Death (2016 - 2018)

Pitsillides, Stacey ORCID: 0000-0003-0961-5370 (2018) Love After Death (2016 - 2018). [Show/Exhibition]

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Abstract

Love After Death is an installation that questions how futuring technologies and aesthetics augment our relationship to end-of-life planning? It was commissioned by NESTA for their own international flagship public engagement event: FutureFest and was recommissioned by Redbridge Library for Dying Matters Week in 2018. By designing an installation that invites the public to engage with an alternative Last Will and Testament for the future of their Creative Bereavement or Dead Body, this project produces new knowledge about people’s relationship to their physical and digital legacies. By creating diegetic prototypes that tangibly explore the relationship between technology, creativity and death, it uses co-creation and design fictions as part of an iterative design cycle. It explores how we are entangled with things – and our post-death bodies and digital remains are wrapped up in these relations. The output consists of two installations, a documentation film and the legacy documents. It shows how digital, physical and hybrid legacies move beyond a human-centric analysis of the paraphernalia of death. FutureFest established the baseline of the research within a highly knowledgeable and tech savvy audience. Redbridge Library showed that the project could also be used to reach diverse communities across London. This research is significant as it aims to actively re-balance how the public engages creatively with their own mortality by giving people agency in conversations with funeral directors about the range of options and approaches available. These end-of-life conversations need a flexible, neutral space to create a far-reaching public platform that makes future legacies more inclusive and meaningful. The installation was covered by associated press and shortlisted for the ‘Best Death Related Public Engagement Event' of 2017 by the Good Funeral Awards. This installation was funded by NESTA, the Wellcome Trust / Carnegie Trust, Redbridge Vision and the University of Greenwich, as part of their REF competitive funding round.

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Additional Information: Press: QUARTZ: https://qz.com/803065/what-happens-to-our-digital-life-when-we-die-how-i-learned-to-live-forever/ Culture File: https://soundcloud.com/soundsdoable/culture-file-love-after-death Trend Bible: https://www.trendbible.com/futurefest-highlights-2016/
Uncontrolled Keywords: death, speculative design, installation, end-of-life planning, future legacies
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities
Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > Department of Creative Professions & Digital Arts
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Last Modified: 29 Mar 2019 15:48
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/16462

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