Instructions for Dying
“This 3-step guide will give you hands-on instructions for dying. No prior training or experience is required. We have created a simple step-by-step guide that is meant to give you a glimpse into the process of dying. Learn how you can prepare yourself, discover what to expect and get some tips on how to make your experience a personal and unique one. Ready to get started?”
Created during the 2nd lockdown in the midst of the 3rd wave of Covid pandemic in Germany, the work invites us to contemplate our own deaths. It is inspired by the Buddhist death meditation practice. Instead of approaching death with fear and denial, the work gently guides the viewers to step into it and be embraced by it. Sometimes, it is through accepting our own death, that we get a glimpse of the purpose and meaning of our lives.
The dance video was commissioned and produced for ‘Tanz vom Tod’, a film project by Saskia Oidtmann.
Premiere: 15th September 2020 (online)
Concept and performance : Ming Poon
Curation und Producer : Saskia Oidtmann
Video : Nora Wetzel
Sound : Simon Bauer