What are you afraid of? Being trolled on the internet? Not knowing what the next chapter of your life looks like? Moving Overseas? Boners in class? Coming out? Confronting a bully? Asking that cutie out? Monsters under your bed?
Guess what? It doesn’t matter as much as you think it should because you’re going to die. So am I. We’re All Going To Die. I’m Stefan Hunt, an artist and film-maker who has decided to kick fear in the nuts by throwing a massive festival that celebrates life. It’s called We’re All Going To Die - The Festival, presented by COMMUNE.
We’re All Going To Die is a festival and multimedia art project that uses death to shift our perspective on fear, and the role it plays in our lives. The project will premiere in Sydney, Australia on 17 November 2017 where a team of international artists are coming together to create an interactive experience that gets you thinking about life.
Set in COMMUNE’S large labyrinth of warehouse spaces, we’ve lined up panel discussions on fear and death, judgement baths, interactive installations, secret dance experiences, death meditation and a mini film-festival. But don't be fooled. This festival isn't about morbidity, it's an amusement park for your soul.
The We're All Going To Die festival was born out of my own experience. You see, I have anxiety, and it sucks. Two years ago it was really bad. I was so afraid of the unknown I couldn’t make a simple decision. Life spiralled.
But one day I penned a poem We’re All Going To Die and everything changed. Suddenly my fears seemed small. I realised that if life’s only guarantee is death then why not take a few risks.
The moment you realise that you’re not the only one living with fears is the moment it all changes and this festival is a great platform to get people talking.
100 people. Countless hours. 100% self funded community project. And united with the belief of making a positive change through creativity, humour and death. We hope you can play a role in bringing this message to the world.
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 this event has brought up any feelings that you'd like to discuss, know that you can always have a chat to our friends at The Indigo Project. www.theindigoproject.com.au
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
WAGTD would like to acknowledge that this festival is being held on Aboriginal land, the land of the Gadigal people of the Eora nation. We would like to pay respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to other indigenous people who will be present. We also acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.