ashes to ashes
& data to dust
A FUNERAL SERVICE FOR THE YEAR 2020
Welcome to Ashes to Ashes and Data to Dust.
Read below to learn more about the project.
Grief is the sorrow that comes from losing someone and the imagined future you thought you would have together. This year has been a global year of loss. In 2020, people have experienced loss of life, work, financial stability, mental sanity. With so much loss there has been little time to grieve, let alone grasp everything that has happened. Ashes to Ashes and Data to Dust provides space to mourn, grieve, and remember all that 2020 was and was not.
Mourners will visit a virtual funeral service where they can write text to grieve, mourn, or eulogize 2020. Guests will view live feed of the physical installation from multiple perspectives: . Ashes to Ashes and Data to Dust is a physical sculpture that takes on the material shape of a coffin, inclusive of a thermal printer inside the coffin, printing guests’ eulogies into a long receipt, filling the coffin. The most common words shared in submissions will be projected onto the coffin giving an overview of the body.
Each day mourners may virtually visit the body of 2020 between the hours of 5-10 PM PST, Ashes to Ashes and Data to Dust will end by bringing 2020 to its final resting place, in hopes of leaving the pain behind and beginning new in 2021.