A "shamanistic death ritual" was developed by ArchiWorkshop -- a South Korean studio that was commissioned by the Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture. The installation was a celebration of an abandoned space in transition. It acknowledged the life that occupied it in the past and it celebrated the life that will occupy it in the future. In another layer, the piece called attention to the number of buildings that "have been demolished to make way for new developments."
For the artistically driven death ritual, ArchiWorkshop wraps the interior of the building with gauze. While the witness symbolizes purity, the fabric gives the space "a ghostly appearance" and the partially covered windows present obscure views that amplify the divide between reality and the other world.
The 20-day death ritual exhibition was also amplified by the performance of a cellist and a violinist.
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