A Brightonian Death, and other things

Death Mask (detail) by the author

One of my Death Mask photographs is going to be used in the programme for A Brightonian Death on the evening May 28, part of the Brighton Fringe Festival.

From the coffin of Lux Interior (the theatrical, macabre frontman of The Cramps), curators Suzanne Rolfe and Tora Colwill will describe what happens to a deceased body from the point of death through to burial, cremation, and perhaps beyond. By reflecting on the practices of those who are involved in the care of the dead, Suzanne and Tora hope to take the audience through a transformative experience to think about the modern funeral, our approach to death, and the bold appreciation of life that can come from confronting our mortality.

To investigate death, special guests will include River Jones from the Brighton Death Café. James Burt will be discussing Sussex death folklore, and deathly ballads will be sung by ‘The Champagne Bubbles’. There will be a ‘Quiz Macabre’ with ghoulish prizes, a Q&A., and visuals contributed by local Brightonian artists.

I’ll be going along and I’m looking forward to the discussion on Sussex death folklore!

Tickets are £10/£8 and available from http://boxoffice.brightonfringe.org/events-and-film/10585/the-odditorium (buy the “May 28” ticket).

Meanwhile I’m planning to get another set of art postcards printed - probably a set of 4 or 5 mythological characters from my recent photographic work. I’m not sure which ones yet, so if you have any suggestions or preferences please leave a comment below.

I still have sets of the Medea postcards and the postcards of my recent drawings available in my online shop at £3.50 a set (post free anywhere in the world) along with original artwork by myself and other friends of the Lazarus Corporation.