VIDEO: 7PM TALK by Thomas Quartier

How can we deal with finitude? By living with death. How can that be real? By performing death. In this lecture Thomas Quartier – a Benedictine monk and professor for Ritual and Monastic Studies at KU Leuven – ritually links life and death by reflecting on music, embodiment and transcendence.

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Fri 27.10.17

How can we deal with finitude? By living with death. How can that be real? By performing death. In this lecture Thomas Quartier – a Benedictine monk and professor for Ritual and Monastic Studies at KU Leuven – ritually links life and death by reflecting on music, embodiment and transcendence.

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Fri 27.10.17

Five dancers and five musicians perform a polyphonic piece about death and saying goodbye. Nevertheless, there is also space for lightness. From the moment you are born, death is constantly approaching: life in freefall. By acknowledging death, Croizé and Guilloteau aim to celebrate life to the full.

Our Daily Death - Opening Night

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Our contemporary Western culture generally looks on death and dying with fear and denial. In Our Daily Death, we are examining the other side of the coin by welcoming artists and scientists who consider death to be part of our daily life.