“While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.” – Leonardo da Vinci
If you’d like to see any of the post-mortem photos taken thru Ars Moriendi, please go here.
By the time the lights went out in the Ars Moriendi installation at Barnstorm, more than one hundred and thirty five brave souls had channeled their inner dead model during a post-mortem photo session. Most left behind last words and advice, scrawled on the walls as reminders to the living – little tips to live better by. Over the course of May 5th, 6th & 7th, strangers, lovers, families and enemies passed through. Who knew so many would be down to reflect on their mortality, in the middle of the neighborhood’s most colorful party?
We couldn’t have done it without everyone’s beautiful poses and morbid curiosities. Thank you for pulling back the curtain. We unveiled the flag early Sunday around 1:30 am, and saluted all those symbolic deaths with a rag-tag round of “Taps” on kazoo. Then we lightened the mood to the tune of “When The Saints Go Marching In.” Naturally, a conga line formed.
If you posed for us at Barnstorm, the easiest way to find your photo is to click on the set for the night you participated – Thursday, Friday or Saturday. Then look through the thumbnails to find your portraits. The photo set named The Details shows all those time cards and the flag filling up.
I am on the hunt for a location to display our completed flag. If you are affiliated with a venue that is interested or know somewhere that might be, please feel free to contact me.
Special thanks to Quiet Heroes on a Rainy Night, all the community models and each of the artists: André Elias, James McHendry, Alex Berry, Damon Vecci, and Mark Verner.
Over and Out – Jessie
Sarah May 14, 2011
Thank you for escorting me to the nether realms… its been lovely.
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