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Men of Sorrow

PRESENTED ON AUG 18, 2018
IN WILLIAMSBURG @ VOL 20

Actually, the full title of this presentation is Men of Sorrow, Objects of Grief: Undertakers and Funeral Goods, 1820-1860. Kelly Brennan Arehart was one of the presenters that could not make it through the storm, however, we have a tradition in Williamsburg that if you don't show up, we will present for you, even if we don't really know what you were going to talk about. So here it is.

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From Grim to Grins

BY ERIC ADJETEY ANANG
@ VOL 13 ON SEP 05, 2013

Eric Adjetey Anang, a carpenter and artist, exhibits his coffin work all over the world. Yes, you read that correctly -- coffins -- but his are made as artistic references either to who the person as they lived or to his/her spirit animal. Humour, colorfulness, playfulness and political statements are often the subject matter here. Eric questions the necessity of leaving life only in sorrow, and encourages the celebration of a full life.

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Men at Work

BY EMANUELE GARLETTI
@ VOL 4 ON MAY 13, 2015

MEN AT WORK, è la presentazione di una serie di ritratti fatti ad olio su tela di varie dimensioni, lo scopo è quello percepire i lavori che svolgono le persone raffigurare,osservando i dettagli e le espressioni del viso.

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Naked Men

BY PATRIK STEORN
@ VOL 53 ON AUG 18, 2015

Meet Patrik Steorn - Director at Thielska Galleriet in Stockholm. He will guide you through the art history of naked men. NB! Presentation is in Swedish.

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We All Die

BY TORA COLWILL
@ VOL 23 ON FEB 25, 2016

We don't talk about death, but it happens to each and every one of us. Tora Colwill is on a mission to get us talking about our evitable end.  

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Our Corpses, Ourselves

BY CAITLIN DOUGHTY
@ VOL 28 ON AUG 25, 2016

"We run a funeral home, and our main mission is to get you spend more time with the corpse."

In "Our Corpses, Ourselves" from PechaKucha Night Christchurch Vol. 28, Caitlin Doughty, a progressive death positive mortician, challenges the way we look at death. Here she shares some little known facts about death and corpses and celebrates her favourite 13 graves, who knew so much personality could be found in a headstone!

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Halloween, 2016. 

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Death Riders in India

BY CARL HJELTE
@ VOL 51 ON JUN 02, 2015

Swedish photographer Carl Hjelte takes us on a journey in India. Motorcycles, death riders & snakes!

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"Furnishing Eternity"

BY DAVID GIFFELS
@ VOL 10 ON FEB 09, 2018

David Giffels grew up fascinated by his father’s dusty, tool-strewn workshop and the countless creations it inspired. So when he enlisted his eighty-one-year-old dad to help him build his own casket, he thought of it mostly as an opportunity to spend time together. But the unexpected deaths of his mother and, a year later, his best friend, coupled with the dawning realization that his father wouldn’t be around forever for such offbeat adventures—and neither would he—led to a harsh confrontation with mortality and loss.

 

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Birth, Death and Everything In Between

BY BILL EVERDEN
@ VOL 13 ON SEP 27, 2018

Bill Everden has worked in the funeral business for nearly 50 years. Here he muses on birth, death, and the joy of everything in between.