One of the only certainties in life is that of death. Yet it has been subject to far less technical and social (r)evolutions in comparison to all the other aspects of modern life. To challenge the public's perception of what it means to die in the 21st Century, London-based Studio PSK designed the project ‘I Wish To Be Rain’.
With ‘I Wish To Be Rain’ they link the scattering of ashes after a cremation to an increasing ability for humans to manipulate natural phenomena, whether it be floods, earthquakes or rain. The latter is done by dispersing either carbon or silver iodide particles within clouds, causing water vapour to condense around the particles and fall down as rain. But Studio PSK wondered if a person could also transform themselves literary into a natural spectacle? Can we be ambitious in our death as well, and return to the earth not as ashes but as rain?
When vanaf 17 oktober 2015
Where Plug In City, Strijp-S, across Onder De Leidingstraat
Weather or Not
MU wishes to thank the artists behind Dear Climate, Onder de Leidingstraat, Plug In City Gemeente Eindhoven, Ministry of OCW and Trudo for making Weather or Not possible.