Stockholm-based artist Every Ocean Hughes (EOH) presents Help the Dead—a new live art project that addresses self-determination, accountability, and the fantasy of continuity. Performed by Colin Self and Geo Wyeth, Help the Dead is part concert, part theatre, and draws inspiration from a series of death doula workshops which the artist attended during the past two years. In that time, EOH learned how to care for dead bodies and perform home funerals. Help the Dead considers “queer death,” mutual aid, and the societal aspects of surviving and dying on planet Earth in contemporary times.
Help the Dead, August 15, 2019
Volt, Bergen, Norway
Help the Dead, August 24–25, 2019
KW Institute of Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
Performed by Colin Self and Geo Wyeth.
Curated by Mason Leaver-Yap.
Project Management by Sabrina Herrmann.
Music by Annea Lockwood, Colin Self, Stevie Wonder, and Geo Wyeth.
Assisted by Tony Karlsson.
Textile patterns designed by Every Ocean Hughes and Bryce Wilner.
Textiles fabricated by Oni Lem.
Glass Fabrication by Simon Klenell and STHLM Glas.
Commissioned by Volt, Bergen (NO), and co-produced by KW, with the support of Konstnärsnämnden, Stockholm, DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program, and The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (US).
Link to performance page