Give my body to the birds

Installation
Wood, paper, organic hemp fabrics
2 m x 2,5 m
2014

The installation “give my body to the birds “ is an installation linked to the practice/concept of sky burial.  Sky burial – or placing a deceased human body in an exposed location so that animals and the elements will hasten its decomposition – has long been a part of Zoroastrian tradition. According to the religion’s beliefs, a body become impure at death, when evil spirits arrive to attack the flesh and soul of the deceased. Sky burial is considered a clean death because it prevents putrefaction – birds of prey such as vultures can eat a body down to the bones in just a few hours.
The Zoroastrian religion and philosophy was born in Azerbaiajn in the sixth
century. B.C.

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