Louise Harman is an artist, social innovator, and the Founder of social movement Louise on Death.
Louise on Death is focused on opening up conversations about death and turning to the arts and curiosity to embrace uncertainty. Louise has lived with her name next to death for over two years since winning a social impact award for the idea via the Sussex Innovation Centre, UK. She is currently working on content written, created, and produced around death as a solo artist and in collaboration with other individuals across various disciplines to institutions.
The French artist Christian Boltanski was asked in an interview in 1992 why he had such ‘an obsessive insistence on thoughts of death’ in his work. His reply? ‘…but that is a normal subject’. Yet over 30 years after this statement, collectively we’ve still not accepted death as a subject to be freely discussed without judgment or fear.
In this HOUR with Louise Harman, Founder of Louise on Death, you’ll explore absurdist writing through the theme of traces and deconstructing traditional grief narratives; as well as hearing Louise’s own story and how she decided to put her name next to death.
You might want to join this session out of curiosity, love of the arts, or if you’ve ever been frustrated by limited and narrow conversations around death and grief. Through humour and honesty, you’ll explore the theme of death in a safe space, that you can dig deeper into if you wish after your HOUR with death.