Danse Macabre Dancing Bodies
Dancing Bodies brings back into the present and future the artistic-literary allegory ‘Danse Macabre’, which expresses the universality of death. Celebrating passages is at the core of what makes us human, especially rituals of passage such as birth and death. In a digital, secularized age, how do we deal with and physically experience a dead body?
In this series I invite the wearer to carry an illustrated dead body in its initial flexible stage (a collapse), and its final stage (a skeleton), using clashing materials such as rubber and bone. I create self-mourning jewellery innovating the ‘Memento Mori’ tradition that celebrates the future decay of our bodies, with the intention of opening a discussion and confrontation on death, mourning, transformation, and remembrance.