Death Meditation - The Indigo Project

Death Meditation

THE DEATH MEDITATION

Embodied Experiences.

The Death Meditation is an embodied installation that explores mortality, impermanence and the fragility of the human experience.

Challenging, arresting, and unique – the Death Meditation guides participants through an experience of their own death, and the death of someone they love.

Through live guidance and music performance, this emotionally stirring journey through the darkness leaves people with a solemn appreciation of life and the ones that they love.

WHAT IS THE DEATH MEDITATION?

Death Meditation is an installation that explores mortality, impermanence and the fragility of the human experience. Challenging, arresting, and unique – the Death Meditation guides participants through an experience of their own death, and the death of someone they love. Through live guidance and music performance, this emotionally stirring journey through the darkness leaves people with a solemn appreciation of life and the ones that they love.

The Death Meditation is unlike any other experience; a powerful psychological journey with enduring after effects and impactful real-life consequences. This raw unravelling of psychological pain combined with a moving live-performed soundtrack by electronic producer/composer Phondupe make for an experience charged with intensity.

WHAT DO YOU HOPE THE AUDIENCE WILL TAKE FROM THE EXPERIENCE?

A deeper appreciation of life and the ones that they love.

An opportunity to assess what actions/changes would make life extraordinary.

“Death is always on the way, but the fact that you don’t know when it will arrive seems to take away from the finiteness of life. It’s that terrible precision that we hate so much. But because we don’t know, we get to think of life as an inexhaustible well. Yet everything happens a certain number of times, and a very small number, really. How many more times will you remember a certain afternoon of your childhood, some afternoon that’s so deeply a part of your being that you can’t even conceive of your life without it? Perhaps four or five times more. Perhaps not even. How many more times will you watch the full moon rise? Perhaps twenty. And yet it all seems limitless.”


Paul Bowles, The Sheltering Sky

OUR FOUNDER, MARY HOANG, ON STARTING THE CONVERSATION ON DEATH.

“In the year before my father died, I started to notice that our Western societies had little place for the exploration of death – it was a thing that happened to ‘old people’, and a topic that was morbid and distasteful to talk about. This needs to change.

We need to see death not as an inconvenience and something to be avoided, but as a sacred rite of passage to be embraced. Exploring death helps us to see what is really important in life, and what we have forsaken in our search for the validation and gratification of the outside world.

We can gain wisdom from conversations about death – even if we are in good health. It helps us to understand what brings us purpose and can reconnect us to the present.” 

Where you can see it

MELBOURNE | WE’RE ALL GOING TO DIE

DATE: Mar 26, 27 & 28
TIME: From 6:30pm
LOCATION: Hotel Esplanade, St Kilda
COST: $45 ($30 conc.)
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SYDNEY

DATE: MAY 2019
LOCATION: The Indigo Project
COST: TBA

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