LAUREN MUELLER WORKS

Life Masks

Life Masks
2016
Concept, Cinematography, Editing

Life Masks began as a meditation on life and death. The installation was inspired by death masks, a practice used in the 18th and 19th century, in which a person's face was cast following their death.

The featured subjects, themselves artists from different disciplines, meditate on what they think will happen after they die and what they think of death. They also took casts of their faces, which they eventually take off to reveal their living selves.