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/WITH DEEPEST SYMPATHY
YOU ARE THE 8 BILLIONTH CUSTOMER!
YOU ARE INVITED TO:
A BIRTHDAY PARTY/
A MEMORIAL SERVICE
to be held at
1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 12
AM / PM
Jan / Feb / Mar / Apr / May / Jun / Jul / Aug / Sep / Oct / Nov / Dec
Please let us know of your attendance.
From / Lots of Love
Anatomy #15, Summerhall, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Produced by Anatomy Arts, filmed by Studio 25
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.
life, death, birthday, funeral, cake, candles, ash, cigarettes, life, death