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The experience of pre death and live a better life

The experience of pre death and live a better life

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This is a theme exhibition about thinking our funeral. Visitors can feel the moment of death in advance through trying to sleep in a special paper coffin. People can not only feel whether is comfortable to sleep in the paper coffin, but also the designer will ask you to think about the true meaning of live and death after entering into the coffin and experienced your own funeral. After lying into the coffin, and the coffin lid screwed down, the piano music will be played in the dark. Visitors will watch a video and reflect on the meaning of death. In the video, a funeral dresser is quietly makeup for the "dead". After that, the coffin has been sent to the cemetery. In this time, there will be a voice in the coffin saying that "please close your eyes and think if we can witness our own funeral after death, have you thought about how to arrange and who you wish to invite to attend? Now, please open your eyes…” At this time, a question will be demonstrated on the screen: "How are you going do next…? "

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Hi Gelin, woha! This would be a great theme, the meaning of life and death is philosophical. I wonder that what artist are you influenced by who have explored death as a theme? What is the relationship between sleeping and dying are you trying to bring out?

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Hi, zhaoyun, the idea of this theme is come from some students from HongKong, they have creat some different types of coffins to let people pre-experience the death. The idea of this theme is not shocking people into an awareness of mortality. Actually, this activity is wish people thinking about the meaning of death through the pre experience of death. Many people may not think about death. Because they think it is very far. I think this activity is very good to encourage people to do what they want to do in time or more cherish every day of life.