Milda Pakarklytė

“Life after life”

Assoc. prof. Šarūnas Šlektavičius

“Life after life” is a project questioning the ways of remembering the deceased today. It is a set of two objects, created using essential death and afterlife symbols: water, fire, and tree. The first one is a reusable ice candle holder tray for remembering at the cemetery. The ice candle holder is a more sustainable choice because ice simply melts and disappears into the ground. A second object is a special place for remembering the dead at home. Because of the balance mechanism inside, the photograph of the deceased person appears only when the candle is lit. The photograph closes slowly as the ice melts, creating a limited period of time for remembering. The water drops down, creating a calming sound. The tree drinks the water.