Multisensory disappearance/performative installation - voice, sound, smell, video projection, smoke, lights, mirror
“When we look at life and death from a broader perspective, then dying is just like changing our clothes! ” Dalai Lama
“Dead Room” is a re-enactment of the death process, as referred in the Tibetan Book of the Dead. Following a set of visual and sense stimulations, the participant is guided into a meditative state. The space gradually changes from complete darkness towards multi-hued lighted disco club stage ambience. The stimulation aims to trigger aspects of the psyche, which hold hidden believes about the death. The experience is a form of a liberating ritual.
According to Tibetan Buddhism by envisioning the process of death and accepting the impermanence of matter one can find peace within and no longer linger in a state of fear when confronted with death. The Tibetan Book of the Dead describes a sensory experience, which accompanies the death process. The vividness of the experience puts it on a similar level to a surrealist act.