Requiem For A Body (2015)

When does human life end?

Emerging technologies suggest various ways prolong one’s life. Be it physical or spiritual, death in the next decades might become just another phase in the human lifespan.

Requiem for A Body illustrates the life of body after death. The project explores an often-neglected process in this extended existence – physical decomposition. The work is a collection of four musical instruments that are based on quantifying and exploiting the dynamics of human decomposition. We suggest looking at this ‘in-between’ period in our life to question how ‘alive’ we still are after we clinically ‘die’.


This project is a collaboration with Koby Barhad.

This project was funded by Korea Institute of Design Promotion (KIDP).


Thanks to:

Alexa Pollmann (garment)

Hyung-ok Park (3D design)

Alex Crispin (Sound)