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Go to Harvest when you are dead for $10,000

alexd

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Peter Camani has a suggestion for where your earthly remains should go when you die. "Why settle for a small underground plot in the suburbs," he writes on his website, "when you have the option of joining a vibrant creation that fills the landscape?"

The "vibrant creation" to which he refers is a forest of 18-foot-tall screaming heads made from cement and, if his idea catches on, the ashes of deceased humans.

The field of screams is just one component of Camani's ongoing art project on a 300-acre former farm just outside the village of Burk's Falls, Ontario. It all began in 1989, when former high school art teacher Camani began building a house on the property. Dubbed Midlothian Castle, the dwelling features a screaming head for a turret and a dragon for a chimney—it appears to breathe smoke whenever the fireplace is blazing.

In 1995, Camani began installing sculptures on the land surrounding the house. There are now over 100 scattered through the landscape—84 screaming heads, giant half-sunken hands, trees with ghoulish faces, and the four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

Inspired by the Druids and exploring the themes of environmental destruction and human impermanence, Camani intends to keep sculpting screaming heads for as long as he's able. He has long envisioned a forest of sculptures made from cement and human ash, with the names and bios of the deceased written on them. As far as we can tell, the current count of human ash sculptures stands at one.

If you'd like to become a literal part of Camani's screaming head project, you'll just need $10,000 to reserve your spot.

from SLATE:
Here's how to become an 18-foot-tall screaming head after you die
 

djfear

TRIBE Member
When I die, I want my ashes spread in Killarney Provincial Park, a park that I love and think of as the embodiment of Ontario's beauty.
 

glych t.anomaly

TRIBE Member
|IM NEVER GOING TO DIE

robots for life, or till i run out of batteries, but they can just charge me again.

I will be the groundsbot at the Midlothian Castle and help usher in the ashes of discorporate partiers.
 
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ravinjunkie

TRIBE Member
<3

While on the topic, as our technology becomes better - we will be able to live longer.

I love fear's idea though, it would be Bruce Peninsula Park for me. However, I'm an organ donor - so I think I might have to put in a special request.
 

teknophreak

TRIBE Member
My husband's remains are there..a true harvesters! R.I.P my love..luckily didn't' t have to pay $10,000..guess that's the price these days..
 
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