Garments for the Grave by designer Pia Interlandi

Emerging from the unlikely pairing of fashion design and forensics research -Garments for the Grave- is a initiative aimed at creating clothing for internment that can be tailored and personalised to the individual, allowing for a meaningful engagement with grief and loss, whilst still embracing the core values of Natural Earth Burials. To be launched in 2012, Garments for the Grave will be a capsule collection of commercially available burial garments.

except from Garments for the Grave

featured in SOUL part of the Anatomy Arts Documentaries on ABC

The Body is a Big Place by Peta Clancy and Helen Pynor

The Body is a Big Place explores organ transplantation and the ambiguous thresholds between life and death, revealing the process of death as an extended durational moment, rather than an event that occurs at a single moment in time. This bio-art work is a large-scale immersive installation comprising a five-channel video projection, a fully functioning bio-sculptural heart-perfusion system, an undulating aqueous soundscape and a single-channel video work. 

excerpt from prix ars

http://www.thebodyisabigplace.com/

Laboratory Opening of Biological Arts at Future Art Base

BiofiliA –Base for Biological Arts has been launched under the Future Art Base in 2011. This unit offers a place for trans-disciplinary research and education that aim at creating cultural discussion around the topics related to the manipulation of life and biological processes at a practical and theoretical level, including philosophical and ethical dimensions.
The new laboratory installations in Otaniemi Campus (Otakaari 7, Sähkötalo) officially opened in the 1st of February 2013. 
Future Art Base is a semi-autonomous platform for artistic research and social innovation initiated at Aalto University in 2010. 
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