Dead Soon is the opportunity to initiate deeper conversations and rewrite the narratives related to death: trauma, grief, isolation, depression, disease, disconnection, addiction, suicide, destruction, pain, fear, impermanence, interconnection, continuum, transformation, recovery, creativity, kindness, service, togetherness, and love.
We are about raw and beautiful experiences, education, expression, exploration, and healing. We will host and partake in cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary talks via social media, podcasts, conferences, panel discussions, and blogging, so that we can learn from each other. Writing is cathartic and will play a big part of our project. Back to pen and paper. Encouraging memoires, love letters, amends, goodbyes, notes of forgiveness to self and to others, fears, dreams, and manifestations.
Our vision is to make healing accessible. We have pioneered a grief healer initiative to help achieve this. Dead Soon’s grief healers offer every client a session during the print journey, which includes follow up aftercare tool-kits. At the client’s discretion, should they wish to opt out of the complimentary session, Dead Soon will ‘Pay it forward’ to a front line worker or someone in crisis. This experience consolidates containment, inviting empathy and attunement for the emotions stimulated within the process of transforming ashes to art. Our healers redefine the careful holding around death, honouring a clients transition through the stages of grief. The current pandemic means more than ever healing is a non-linear timeline, interrupted with trauma, the call for professional handling has never felt more poignant. If you would like to proceed with your commission and grief healing session, please click here
Productions - Via multi sensory experiences, Dead Soon and partners will bring art to global communities for connection, equality, unity, and change. Pre-Covid, in collaboration with the Government of Colombia, we were due to bring the people of Medellin, a live projection of ashes. This event was to honour those lost during the civil war, and the collective ongoing trauma inflicted upon Colombia as a result of the Narcos era. Our project will represent and show respect to social injustices, tragedies, wars, pandemics, genocides, and endangered and extinct animals.
Icons - Incredible thought leaders, innovators, activists, writers, and artists come and go. Those who have shaped our culture, education, and future. We must celebrate these icons and keep their messages alive. We will honour these legacies via limited edition print collaborations. We look forward to discovering and sharing these multicoloured nebulae captured under the microscope. If you would like to collaborate with us, please click here
Pay it Forward
People - Dead Soon prints are not financially affordable to everyone. As we believe in the power of healing and equality, we would like to be more accessible to all. The Dead Soon bursary fund exists to help achieve this. From our revenue, we invest 10% into the bursary to allow case by case eligibility of payment plan options, subsidies or donations. We also offer a discretionary opportunity for each client and partner to partially or fully gift a/several print/prints with grief healing to a complete stranger or community. At the discretion of both parties, this profoundly emotional donor and recipient journey will be recorded.
Profit - True profit is collective growth. Giving money to causes that facilitate and accelerate positive solutions is how we will see more equality and change in the world. Dead Soon will continually collaborate, innovate, and invest in projects we believe in via our charitable fund. We will donate 10% of all revenue accumulated by our limited edition collaborations and 2.5% from each commissioned print. If you would like to enquire, please click here
Due to our environmental commitments, we have chosen to use Hannemühle natural paper for the prints. The Hahnemühle Natural Line focuses on FineArt inkjet papers made from unique raw materials: bamboo, hemp, and agave. The plants that provide the cellulose require minimal maintenance, grow quickly and don’t need any pesticides. Their rapid growth means that more cellulose can be produced on the same cropland than with other raw materials, and they also require much less water, helping to save valuable resources and protect the environment. This paper is part of the Green Rooster Initiative. Design-led and guided by sensitivity, we will invest and continually re-invest in creating beautiful packaging solutions, as ecologically as possible. To ensure the journey from start to finish is circular and regenerative, we invite collaboration to produce future materials. If you would like to collaborate with us, please click here