Life@Death 2020 REQUIEM
20 March @ 6:00 pm - 9 April @ 4:00 pmfree
LIFE@DEATH 2020 Registration Form Registration closing on 10 March
Exhibition 20 March – 9 April
Exhibition Curator: Dieter Engler
Artist in Residence: Chef
Watch Dieter Engler talking about Life@Death 2020 Theme : Requiem
Life@death 2020 – ReQuiem
Artists are invited to contribute to our 2020 Life@death exhibition. The theme we will be exploring is “ReQuiem”. Traditionally a requiem is a mass for a dead person, but it may be more commonly associated with it’s musical form, a sung mass for the dead. Faure’s requiem and Mozart’s requiem are well known. The word comes from the latin “quiem” meaning to rest or be at peace, and “re” meaning “again”. So requiem is to “rest again”. It is the ‘again’ part of the word that is intriguing and gives a requiem it’s special flavour. It is not just something said or done at death but it is a coming to terms with death and loss.
What might we need to come to terms with in regards to our experiences of death and loss – personally and socially? And how can we come to terms with death and loss? It is said that in 1483 Count Werner of Zimmern had 1000 requiems said for him. In one way a requiem is that struggle to make sense of what has happened, to analyse it, to celebrate or mourn it, but always with the aim of bringing our loss to rest. Importantly it is a remembering or reflecting on death rather than a forgetting or denial.
This year I will be doing some reflecting on this theme via vlogs which will be available through Gallery One’s website. However you get involved in the Life@death process, you are encouraged to contribute either a new or an old work to the 2020 exhibition that will help us reflect and come to terms with our losses and deaths, whatever they may be.