This project was created for my thesis of the two-year specialization in net art and digital culture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Carrara.
The central theme of the thesis was death.
In the written part of the thesis the concept of death has been studied from a sociological to a historiograph point of wiew, from ancient times till today. The goal was to create a research on how this issue has affected the man up to the present day and to show how new technologies and the advent of new media and the Internet has radically changed the conception we have of the reaper.
For the day of exposure of the thesis I have recreated in the main hall of the academy a mortuary in the style of the Americans' funeral house, building a coffin and providing graphics and supports for the room.
The shape of the coffin is a usb stick to remember the bond I had with the academy and the world of multimedia and also the fact that USB sticks are hard drives that store memories and writings and can be viewed as objects that serve not only to preserve the memories of the person but the person himself and everything he has done throughout life.
The funeral was celebrated in the academy in honor of the end of life as a student to become something new and totally different.
At the end of the thesis have been carried out of the academy within the coffin to celebrate in a symbolic way the end of this part of my life.