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memento mori

Noemi Szecsi

2018 - 2019

At the heart of my work, Memento mori, are the workers of the death industry. I was wondering how people, who work with the concept of death on a daily basis, can relate to their own existence. What kind of impression do workers have on the factory and how does this work affect their physical and mental state? I was fascinated by these people because they haven't got the choice to deny death. I visited a coffin and an urn factory, and I worked together with two gravediggers during the project. During the months I got to know them better and discovered a grotesque duality between the workers and their work. At the same time, seriousness and absurd humour are present. This ambivalent mood is the basis for my series.

I visited a coffin and an urn factory, and I worked together with two gravediggers during the project. During the months I got to know them better and discovered a grotesque duality between the workers and their work. At the same time, seriousness and absurd humor are present. This ambivalent mood is the basis for my series.

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