Wednesday, April 16, 2008
I had heard the story years ago how people were being buried alive. To alleviate the fear some people had that they could be prematurely buried ,coffin makers devised a variety of systems that the "dead" person could activate in the unfortunately case that they were indeed buried alive. One such method was to tie a string to a bell from the coffin to above ground attached to a bell. In the piece "Not Quite Dead", I've assembled a crude version of this safety coffin. In my next blog I will discuss showing such a piece and the pitfalls of producing art that is controversial.