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Moth Talks: In the face of death
Fri 8 January 2016, 13:30 – 17:00 GMT
MOTH Talks: In the face of death - 8th January 2016Guest Speakers:
Fox 4 Lecture Theatre - 1.30pm-5pm
Stephen Cave, Writer, critic and philosopher, Immortality: The Quest to Live Forever and How It Drives Civilization, 2013, Biteback
Prof. Tony Walter, Centre for Death and Society at the University of Bath, sociologist
Joseph Macleod, Designer, Closure Experiences
Exhibition accompanying the event: In the face of death
Private View 5pm - 8th January 2016
In a collaborative project between Falmouth University and Augsburg University of Applied Sciences, entitled In the face of death communication students were asked to design a graphic system of symbols, creating meaningful and applied visual language to print, artifacts, digital and social media platforms. It focused on ideas and beliefs at the end of life, (the moment at which we die) and the consequences of that. The project used four immortality narratives as a vehicle to establish systems; Elixir; staying alive, life extension stories. Resurrection; life, death and rebirth, science, faith and fiction. Soul; the non-material part of the body that is ‘the real me’, and Legacy; cultural, genetic and meme.
Café Morte | The Falmouth School of Art
Exhibition: Lost for Words
An exhibition exploring creative responses to mortality, transience and ritual.