It’s a Job is a performance where Harri Piispanen spends a working day (usually 8 hours) inside a self-made coffin. During the performance people are invited to spend time next to the coffin and talk with the artist if they want to.

In Finland today everything even remotely related to funerals is left to professionals. Would we be able to live a more fulfilling life if we would be comfortable with our mortality instead of distancing ourselves from it?

It’s a Job is literally a job. It is an attempt to learn Ars Moriendi, “the Art of Dying”.

It’s a Job (2014, 2016, 2017)
Live performance – duration varies (8-40h)
Photos: Heidi Risto

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2014