Tamara Kohn at MPavillion

Death is often an uncomfortable topic, but as an inevitable part of life, it’s something that we should seek to find comfort with.

Bone is intrinsically linked to the concept of life and of death, and for this MPavilion event, Catherine Bell (artist) and Prof. Tamara Kohn (from the DeathTech Research team at the University of Melbourne), explored how we can transform bone from simply a material, into a concept that collectively connects us. Participants sculpted personal mementos  while sharing ideas about loss and grief, death and dying, and the many ways we cope with these processes that make us human. 

This event was developed as part of the M_Curators, an MPavilion program engaging young makers, doers and programmers.

(Photos by Casey Horsfield)