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In the project Visiting Hours viewer is presented with visual documentation of aulas at funeral homes, spaces, where the ceremony of the last farewell takes place. At first glance it could be mistaken for a theatre’s setting, but after a closer look certain details give away the true function of it. This ambiguity is emphasised by the usage of the lighting system found on site in order to create a dramatic atmosphere.

Worldwide funeral rites used to be and to large extent still are dictated by the religion. But in the society where the majority has no affiliation to any particular religion there is a freedom to re-interpret the funeral rite the way one wants. The last farewell isn’t anymore about following the rites, but rather a transition towards a personalised experience, taking into account the lifestyle lead by the deceased. This project is a documentation of possible customisation of the space, where the ceremony takes place.

Installation views