3/20 Posy-Filled Pockets: A Lovely Corpse
Join us as we look at the stories behind some of death's most fascinating vanities, those who chose beauty over longevity, the glamourous world of celebrity stiffs, and funeral fashion trends. After the talks, we will be showing a documentary about a fashion designer who designs custom made bio-degradable burial garments with client family participation.
Skye Bergen - Dressing the Dead: Corpse Couture
Marci Bennett - A Beautiful Corpse: The Glamorization of Expiration
Tim Lilyquist - Not Just a Suit: A Peek Into a Mortician's Closet
Courtney Williams: To Die For: Fatal Fashions
Film Screening: SOUL - A documentary about Pia Interlandi and her "garments for the grave".
Pia Interlandi is a fashion designer that creates beautiful, custom death shrouds, working along with the living to create an intimate, personal garment for her client's end of life.
1/24 - Posy-Filled Pockets: Breathing New Life Into Death
Sunday, January 24th
Chapel of the Angels
250 Race St., Grass Valley
Please join us at the Chapel of the Angels Mortuary & Crematory for an induction into the world of Posy-Filled Pockets. An introduction program filled with delightfully demise-themed presentations, Breathing New Life Into Death is your initiation into the revolution that is demystifying death.
Hosts - Introduction to the Death Positive Movement & The Posy-Filled Pockets Project
Skye Bergen - Death Customs in Other Cultures
Rachel James - The Accidental Advocate
Kelly Jensen - In Memoriam: A History of Postmortem Photography
Tim Lilyquist - Dress Rehersal: A Death Dry-Run
Lizzy Lee Savage - The Last Song: Traditinal Funerary Music
There will be a Q&A at the end of the presentations, and we will be asking you for feedback, so bring your idea hat. Or flask. Whatever you like to call it.
Cocktails with Corpses
Sunday, December 6th
Downtown Grass Valley
Hey! You! Death Nerd! We want to hear you nerd out about dead stuff!
Posey-Filled Pockets will be holding a very casual gathering to meet and greet with anyone interested in our kooky plans.
We want to hear your input, your wish lists, and your pitches to join us as presenters and educators.
We want to badger you into becoming a part of the evolving death conversation in a weird and wonderful way.
We want to introduce you to like-minded people who won't step slowly away from you when your enthusiasm for Victorian funeral hair art with be appreciated, and met with equal enthusiasm.
Come meet us, we're charming, pleasant, and there will be beer and index cards and merriment.