GUERILLA DEATH SCORES – for alternative world weaving practices
Death is not supposed to be part of our daily conscious thought. A focus is being pushed towards what makes life worth living, to keep productivity going. In my mourning I’m encouraged not to offend others by reminding them of their sorrow, forcing grieving out of public spaces and into the home sphere. The symbolic language to show grief slowly fades into the background. Turning cemeteries into tourist attractions instead of places for mourning processes and rituals.
Guerilla Death Scores is about reclaiming the cemetery as a site for alternative world weaving. In the publication you will find 9 movement scores.
a score for unfamiliar red threads
a score for those who died ‘pour la Patrie’
a score for letting grief disrupt your life
a score for rats and pigeons
a score for kids without parents •...
Meldy sees them as propositions based on movement and playfulness to train interfering with normative narratives surrounding death and politics. Using the cemetery as a site for practice and the scores as tools to imagine and dare to take risks for new stories to be written.