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Jacob Weeks

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Who we are ? Where we are going ? And why ? In our culture we do not like to discuss issues relating to death or even mention it even though the one thing that we all have in common is that one-day we will all die . As humans we are fearful of death and do not want to face it , in juxtaposition to this , we are also fascinated with death and like Freud agrees ; we all have an ‘ unconscious desire to die .’ This is a personal project and journey investigating what happens after we die ? These series are exploring the journey of the body through cremations and the uncanny spaces of the chapels of rest . This project will bring us all closer and together and open up the taboo surrounding death with my photography , and push the viewer into spaces where they wouldn ’ t ideally choose to be .