1.) AMY SILLMAN JOKES ABOUT PHILOSOPHY.
“Painting is a physical thinking process to continue an interior dialogue, a way to engage in a kind of internal discourse, or sub-linguistic mumbling.”
3. MORE CATS (MASON JOHNSON’S FREE CAT)
4. VARDA, LA POINTE-COURTE (1954).
5. DAVID LYNCH’S CLUB SILENCIO, PARIS.
6. MORBID CURIOSITY // CONTEMPORARY PSYCHOPOMPS IN DIALOGUE
Photo: Caitlin Doughty, writer and mortician at Order of the Good Death, which is excellent.
A conversation (May 4, 2012, 7:00pm, Chicago Cultural Center) with five guests who in different ways are moving death from the cultural periphery to the center, rejecting the comforts of speculation in favor of direct engagement with the unavoidable facts of death. The panel includes John Ronan, an architect transforming the idea of the urban cemetery; Caitlin Doughty, a mortician practicing alternative funeral practices; Tony Pederson and Margaret Pasquesi, thanatologists who provide music vigils for the dying; and Jessica Charlesworth, a designer who has recently made a collection of contemporary aides for mourning, currently on display at the Chicago Cultural Center.