I’ve been fortunate enough to film burial ceremonies around the world. Including celestial burials in Tibet and Mongolia, fire burials in Bali, ritual finger amputation in Papua New Guinea, and the ceremony of Famadihana in Madagascar where the dead are exhumed, rewrapped in fresh cloth and then danced around the grave before being reburied. So a walk in my local overgrown and generally ignored Victorian cemetery, full of plastic flowers, got me thinking about our attitude to death and memorials.
These are multiple exposure photographs of flowers left in one graveyard, digitally displaced using audio samples from Fauré's Requiem Opus 48.
Exhibition: Inside The Outside, The Photo Parlour, Nottingham, 2016
Book: Inside The Outside, Joseph Wright, Nottingham, 2016
Framed, Chris Friel, Triplekite Publishing, London, 2015 Le Cercle du Rivage, Chris Friel and Laure Morali , Publie.net, Paris, 2015 Moving Pictures, Chris Friel and Ann Marie Simard, Citypulse, Santiago, 2011 Long Exposure, Chris Friel, Frontview Gallery, London, 2010 Kent Postcards, Chris Friel, Wavecrest Publishing, London, 2008
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