Dead Real
(Design, Exhibitions, Publications)


in Zimbabwe, says Tapi - we call this opening the sky


natural burial, diy funeral, wake, death, dying, self-organised, collaborative


Death and Dying - the exhibition



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A bookwork produced for the exhibition: Death and Dying. MAG3, Vienna

Invited by curator David Lillington to make work for Death & Dying I produced the limited edition (25) artwork / book Dead Real

28.05.03: a coroner calls to tell me Alan Boreham has died. It takes a few seconds to realise he means my old friend Cat.

‘Would you be prepared to take responsibility for his estate and funeral arrangements? He has no family and you are the first person in his address book.’

‘OK’ I say.

A group of strangers (artists and activists), brought together by the death of a mutual friend, take the business of funeral arrangements into their own hands. Deadline: 07.06.03 (ten days)


for further information see PDF(s) :

Dead Real

 Dead Real (2.3MB)


 book sampler - if you want to purchase a copy of the real thing get in touch.


Death and Dying

 Death and Dying (355KB)


 exhibition information


interfaces of location and memory