SICK! Festival: Candy Chang - Before I Die
Location: Library Square, University of Sussex
Before I Die is a participatory public art project that invites people to contemplate death, reflect on life, and share their personal aspirations in public. After losing someone she loved, Chang channelled her grief and depression into this project covering a crumbling house with chalkboard paint and stencilled it with the prompt, “Before I die I want to _____.”
The project has now been created in over 70 countries, including Iraq, China, Brazil, Kazakhstan, and South Africa. Revealing the community’s longings, anxieties, joys, and struggles, it explores how public space can cultivate selfexamination and empathy among neighbours and compassionately prepare us for death and grief.
Dates & TimesMonday 20 March, 2017 9:00am
– Saturday 25 March, 2017 7:00pm