To/From

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To:

Mr/Ms/Mrs/Mx/Dr/Prof/Sir
CONGRATULATIONS!

/WITH DEEPEST SYMPATHY

YOU ARE THE 8 BILLIONTH CUSTOMER!
YOU ARE INVITED TO:

A BIRTHDAY PARTY/

A MEMORIAL SERVICE

FOR

……… ………
to be held at

1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 12

AM / PM
on

1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/11/12/13/14/15/16/17/18/19/20/21/22/23/24/25/26/27/28/29/30/31
of

Jan / Feb / Mar / Apr / May / Jun / Jul / Aug / Sep / Oct / Nov / Dec
Please let us know of your attendance.
From / Lots of Love


Sweætshops®
XOXOMMXVIIOXOX

Date:    

21.09.2017

Location:

Anatomy #15, Summerhall, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Credits:      

Produced by Anatomy Arts, filmed by Studio 25

About:        

A birthday and funeral ceremony inspired by secular Western birthday party celebrations and the Eastern funerary rites in the Aghori and Chöd traditions. In total darkness a candle is lit on a cake made from icing and ash, which is then consumed. Party-blowers are distributed to the attendees who are encouraged to blow them while a kangling (a trumpet made from a human femur) is sounded. Finally a lighter is silently requested from the audience igniting a firework which is extinguished. Held on the Southward Equinox the copyright to the accompanying reworking of "Happy Birthday to You" expired at the beginning of the year 2017.

Key words:

life, death, birthday, funeral, cake, candles, ash, cigarettes, life, death