BEFORE I DIE

BEFORE I DIE

CANDY CHANG (TW/US)
PUBLIC ART WORK PRESENTED WITH ACCA
FEB - MAR
24HR
FREE
JUBILEE SQUARE & LIBRARY SQUARE

JUBILEE SQUARE
JUBILEE STREET
BRIGHTON
BN1 1GE


 
BEFORE I DIE
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BEFORE I DIE

CANDY CHANG (TW/US)

Before I die is a participatory public art project that invites people to contemplate death, reflect on life, and share their personal aspirations in public. After losing someone she loved, Chang channelled her grief and depression into this project covering a crumbling house with chalkboard paint and stencilled it with the prompt, “Before I die I want to _____.”

The project has now been created in over 70 countries, including Iraq, China, Brazil, Kazakhstan, and South Africa. Revealing the community’s longings, anxieties, joys, and struggles, it explores how public space can cultivate self-examination and empathy among neighbours and compassionately prepare us for death and grief.

JUBILEE SQUARE, JUBILEE STREET. BRIGHTON, BN1 1GE

LIBRARY SQUARE, UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX, FALMER, BRIGHTON, BN1 9RH

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