Through my own personal experiences I discovered there are still a lot of taboos that circle around death in today’s world. Due to the evolution of medical science and the rise of secularization in the West, we are losing our personal involvement with death and our rituals to make sense of it.
By talking about mortality and sharing my thoughts and experiences, as well as those of other people I interview, my goal is to shed light on death’s shadowy cliché and transform it from a feared topic into something meaningful.
What also intrigues me is how death endlessly inspires the living. Fear of death may be at the core of all human fears, but it has also inspired writers, musicians and artists since the early days of mankind, and has sparked them to create beautiful works of immense significance.
With A Course in Dying (ACID) I explore the subject of mortality with the aim of raising death awareness. From death education, funerary evolution, near death experiences and the history of death rituals, to interviews, artist features and cemetery reviews.