The Art of Burial

The Art of Burial is a small group workshop developed and facilitated by Carrie Ahern. Each participant imagines their "fantasy burial" and then has it enacted on them. Open to anyone, no movement experience is required. The workshops happen every couple of months at different locations.


 WATCH The Art of Burial interview and footage.

Video:Dave Ratzlow

I will ask participants to imagine their own burial. Imagine it as if you are alive. What does your body want? This burial is not about any real scenario but is open to your imagination.  What does your burial feel like, look like, sound like, smell like? What is it’s environment, it’s setting? After writing their burial wishes down each person will state their wishes out loud. Finally, I will lead the other participants in the room to “enact” each person’s burial for them while they themselves are completely passive.

Previous workshops have been held in NYC, Berkeley and Oakland, CA; Seattle WA and Portland, OR 



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  • kauan cardoso
    commented 2016-04-19 09:19:23 -0400
    in the Jornal BrasilTuris page we talk about this lovely art Netshoes spoken here too. Congratulations on the same
  • Carrie Ahern
    published this page in About 2014-03-28 10:31:33 -0400