08 May 2015

Death in La Paz

A cacophony of unsynced 8-bit versions of Beethoven's 9th Symphony. Coca-Cola bottles, in miniature or as a container for flowers. Toys, plastic hearts, photographs, schnaps bottles. The experience of walking through the Cementerio General in La Paz is worlds apart from the classic European mix of gray stone, candles and seriousness that I grew up with. Kitsch and artifacts of consumer culture are not denied entrance at the gates, but rather are essential elements in the ornamentation of the spaces and appreciation of the dead.

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