Death in art: it’s so hot right now

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Jo Pickup

From a contemporary response to Frankenstein, to an aural exploration of the body decaying after death, artists across the country are exploring creative responses to mortality.

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Two hundred years since the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, it seems wherever you turn in art right now, darkness is waiting for you.

About the author

Jo Pickup is an arts writer & manager based in Perth. She has worked as a journalist and broadcaster for media such as the ABC, RTRFM and The West Australian Newspaper, contributing media content and commentary on art, culture and design. She has also worked for WA arts organisations such as Fremantle Arts Centre and STRUT dance, in roles such as Producer, Program Manager & Communications Manager.