Jae Rhim Lee – The infinity burial project

Jae Rhim Lee
The Infinity Burial Project
Bremen: Green-delegate-proposes-eco-burials

The Infinity Burial Project*, 2008 – present
The Infinity Burial System is generously funded by a grant from the Creative Capital Foundation.

The Infinity Burial Project is a modest proposal for an alternative burial system which challenges cultural death denial and environmental degradation inherent in contemporary funeral practices. The Project features the Infinity Mushroom, a future
hybrid mushroom which will 1) decompose bodies, 2) remediate the industrial toxins in bodies, and 3) deliver nutrients to plant roots. I am currently developing a unique strain of an existing edible mushroom that will be optimized to consume my body’s tissues and excretions—skin, hair, nails, blood, bone, fat, tears, urine, feces, and sweat.
The Infinity Mushroom will be incorporated into a series of Burial Suits. The first prototype of the Infinity Burial Suit is a body suit embroidered with thread infused with mushroom spores. The embroidery pattern resembles the dendritic growth of mushroom mycelium. The Suit is accompanied by an Alternative Embalming Fluid, a liquid spore slurry, and Decompiculture Makeup, composed of mineral makeup, mushroom spores, and liquid culture medium. The completed Burial System will include the above elements in a container which will convert corpses into useable biomethane gas and clean compost.
The development of the Infinity Bur ial System is also a part of my own confrontation with death and training to become a-Master of Death Acceptance, a process documented in a film titled Once You’re Dead. The film also explores cultural death denial and the psychological, social, and environmental
aspects of death practices.
Jae Rhim Lee






TIME TO SAY GOODBYE
Fr. 13. July to Su. 15. July ETF! welcomes the summer holidays and says goodbye from Bonn

LONG EVENING
Friday, 13 July 2018, 16.00 to 24.00 h Artificial walks, bed sheet cinema under stars, clogs and clowns

FAMILY SATURDAY
"BONN BLOSSOMS!"
Saturday, 14 July, 14.00 hrs Family Tours and Planting Campaign

ARTISTS_SUNDAY
July 15, 11.30 a.m.
Finissage tour with individual ETF! artists from the region

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The 17th edition of ETF was opened on April 18th in Bonn.

Venue:
Ehemalige Volkshochschule
Kasernenstraße 50
53111 Bonn

NEW Duration: 19.4.-15.7.2018

Opening times:
Wed-Fri: 4pm – 8pm
Sat-Sun: 11am – 5pm
also on bank holidays

Free Entry!

A contribution to the European Sustainable Development Week (ESDW) 2018 and the German Sustainability Action Days 2018 (30.5.-5.6.)

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ETF! was awarded "Best international exhibition in Chile in 2017" by the Chilean Circle of Art Critics.

Pictures of ETF! 2017 in Parque Cultural de Valparaiso, Chile can be seen here .

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17. Exhibition-Station Bonn 2018

Many thanks also to Deutsche Telekom AG, Beethoven Foundation Bonn, Kunsthistorisches Institut der Universität Bonn and Kunstmuseum Bonn.