We’re All Going To Die is a creative collective that uses death
to empower individuals to fear less and live more.
We’re All Going to Die was born out of Stefan Hunt’s experience with anxiety. While everyone around him seemed to be kicking goals, his quest to crack the code to a “fail proof” life was a complete failure. He questioned everything, but was so afraid he’d make the wrong decision that he did nothing.
Then someone told him to write. Stefan did and he kept the short poem close to his chest, until one day, when a mate was going through a similar dark spiral. “You need to share this with the world”, his friend urged him. And so he did. The poem was called “We’re All Going To Die”.
Stefan’s infectious dare-devilish drive, creativity and humour meant that nearly all who heard his story could relate and wanted to contribute to bringing to life this colourful, gritty message in illustration, film, installation and event.
Since November 2017, WAGTD has held events in Sydney, Auckland, Los Angeles and Byron Bay, including its first ever festival immersive arts festival, which sold out with 1400 attendees. Via such events, online artworks and talks, WAGTD’s message has spread to twenty countries around the world.
The moment you realise that you’re not the only one with these fears, that you’re not alone, is the moment it all changes. And, We’re All Going to Live doesn’t exactly have the right ring to it.
We do not wish to trivialise the tragedy of death. Thinking about death can be challenging and the experience of losing a loved one is extremely painful. We aim to shine a light on the inevitable nature of death and use that to encourage positive action in life. We endeavour to spread love, joy and inspiration through our project. If any of our projects have brought up feelings that you'd like to discuss, know that you can always have a chat to our Sydney friends at The Indigo Project or access immediate support here.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
WAGTD would like to acknowledge that the project and the inaugural festival was held on Aboriginal land. We would like to pay respect to Elders past, present and future, and extend that respect to other first peoples around the world. We also acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution these traditions make to our country.