CNBSeen seeks to reduce the number of profiling of vehicles with burnt out lights by replacing burnt out lights on vehicles for free. This helps 1) Reduce the number of stops which have resulted in confrontations between police and innocent people of color (esp), 2) Reduce the amount of financial hardship on drivers who may find themselves having to pay concurrent fines, and 3) Promote public safety on the road by repairing broken lights. [more inside]
Atlanta band Brother Hawk is basically a family, anchored by childhood friends. Until two years ago, there was literal family in the band. Then Joe Brisendine, harmonica player and the singer’s dad, was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. I wrote in Immersive Atlanta about the love and loss that surrounds their album The Clear Lake and their new follow up EP.
My mom died of cancer a few days before Christmas. In the six months between when she was diagnosed and when she died I tried to photograph her struggles and decline (mainly as something to do in all the craziness). The final project was small: 10 photos and a short essay on her problematic role as a parent. I didn't expect the reception it got. Some people were moved, others hated it. I permanently lost contact with one of my siblings. I still think it was the right thing to publish. As complicated a relationship I had with her, her end of life and death were worth chronicling.
What I'd say to my dead husband if I had the chance. [more inside]
In July of 2017 my mother died after a long time being sick. She and I always had a tremulous relationship, and since the late 90's I've been her care taker on and off. I had a lot of feelings about her passing, so I worked through them making art. [more inside]
In which we learn that Charles was a firm, loving and slightly mercurial professor, and that you can save art departments with pee... [more inside]
Death Salon is a group of intellectuals, scholars and artists gathering in LA the weekend of October 18th to host a series of talks, performances and mixers surrounding death and mortality. I've been one of the organizers, particularly of our Uncommon Corpse Cabaret and will be speaking at one of the panel discussions open to the public. [more inside]
This is an online effort to catalog the last artworks made by artists before they die.
We Live Without You is a curated collection of stories found in books, films, podcasts (and more) about the personal experiences of saying goodbye and learning to live without the ones we love. We're deeply grateful to all the wonderful authors, filmmakers, journalists, producers and publishers whose work we've referenced and linked to on our site. Please share it with everyone.
The Grim Reaper his own bad self apparently keeps looking me right in the eye, but keeps saying, “Not now, dude.” A budding collection of unusual essays.
A compendium of imagery inspired (consciously or otherwise) by the art motif of "Death and the Maiden." [more inside]
I've started a photo blog dedicated to funny tombstones. Some photos I took myself; others I'm reblogging from elsewhere (with proper credit, of course.) The only rule is that they have to be real-- no styrofoam Halloween props, and no photoshopping.
The premise of this site is that you have recently died, and now you're penning a letter to the rest of the world. The subject matter is open, and can be whatever you'd like: a list of things you found important, a series of regrets, or an open letter to the young. There is only one requirement. Every letter submitted to the site must begin with the same first sentence: "Now that I'm dead, I want to tell you a few things." [more inside]