MOTH: collaborative project ‘Remember that you are mortal’

MOTH – Design of Death, is the research project of Ashley Rudolph & Nikki Salkeld (Senior Lecturers in Graphic Design at Falmouth University). Using the design process we have begun to create a dialogue with students about death.
‘Memento Mori – Remember that you are mortal’ is a collaborative project with Lucy Willow (Lecturer Fine Art). It involved 19 students from graphic design and fine art, which was open to all three years, the outcome was to produce a body of work which would be exhibited at the Falmouth Art Gallery in May.

Memento Mori
Remember that you are mortal
A Graphic Design & Fine Art, collaborative project.

MOTH is a research project about the Design of Death, respecting traditional and conventional associations with death and mourning, along with contemporary attitudes and anxieties. How design might instigate and support this process, encouraging us to talk about death with greater confidence and understanding.

We are interested in the aesthetics of death, the educational implications of this and the design potential for the context it might serve.

Questioning in this collaborative two day project the ideology of Deathists and Immortalists. How we might contemplate our own future as being either finite or immortal. The notion that we either simply cease to be or that we can live forever through a spiritual, genetic or cultural legacy.









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