Death Cafe profile for Oreet Ashery
Location: United Kingdom
About Oreet Ashery :
Oreet Ashery is a visual artist and an educator working with political/bio-fiction, gender materiality and potential communities, in local and international contexts. Ashery’s recent work is an artist web-series Revisiting Genesis, shortlisted for the Jarman Film Award 2017, on digital death, memory as identity and feminist art reincarnations, http://revisitinggenesis.net
What brings you to Death Cafe?
I am interested in people coming together as a way to improve the qualities of our lives, as well as an interest in the topic of death.
What would you like your legacy to be?
Being part of, and creating spaces for people to try things out together
Thoughts for sharing:
It’s dark because you are trying too hard.
Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly.
Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply.
Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them.
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Oreet Ashery 's posts on the Death Cafe website
The meeting was at the iconic LGBT Community Centre building in Manhattan. We met at the brilliant bookshop called Bureau of General Services- Queer Division, where a freshly baked Pumpkin Bundt Cake With Maple Brown-glaze was served. The discussion was very deep and moved from cosmic speculations to suffering, beauty and superpowers to reincarnations, the AIDS crisis and activism today, all in the context of death. It was a rich conversation that combined spirituality, activism, cosmology, art, poetry and literature. Being in a building that holds an important value in the context of the AIDs ...![endif]-->!--[if>
With Oreet Ashery and Johanna Linsley
Nov. 7, 2017, 4.00 p.m. - 5.15 p.m. (USA)
This death café is a non-expert environment in which to discuss issues relating to death that feel relevant to those participating. Tea and Home Made cake will be available for ...