Luminous Darkness

Thesis exploration of death and the human body through textile exploration using archive and avant garde couture as inspiration.

Terror Management theory proposes that nearly all human activity is driven by fear of death: one of life’s greatest mysteries and its ultimate inevitability. What if, instead of being afraid, we could embrace death? There’s a certain beauty in knowing that life is finite and that everything will come to an end, for everyone—because there can be no death without life. This recalls one of the most debated topics: life after death; a ponderable imponderable.