The last part of the way everyone has to walk alone. Although death belongs to life, it exists only in our imagination. No one knows what it is like to die. No one knows when, where, and how death will occur. The process of dying is influenced by biological, psychological, social, and ethical aspects, and within it, the question regarding the afterlife remains unanswered. Often it is personal fate or a diagnosis that makes one reflect upon the end of one’s life.
The same applies to the artistic approaches to the subject. It stems from the desire to maintain control over one’s life – as long as possible. And the act of elevating one’s own death to a work of art can fulfill the desire for permanence and immortality to a certain extend.