Charlotte Tronchot – Good Mourning
by Charlotte Tronchot
Good Mourning questions the ways of understanding death in our hypermodern world. Online memorial websites are becoming the new means of legacy and commemoration. Full of universalized and standardized symbols, their aesthetics refers to an imagery of visual solace. Clichéd and violent images argue in an apocalyptic soundscape, and their dialogue expresses the blindness of a society that keeps death at a distance. Torn between the promise of an illusory paradise and the reality of our own mortal destiny, we are facing this eternal renewal cycle.