Good, good Friday party

Hello from the afterlife

10 Apr 2009
10 Apr 2009

The final breath of Ik R.I.P.

Theater-artist Alix Adams was the Petrus of this evening, guiding people towards the white light. Everyone was asked to wear an outfit you want to be found in when you're dead. DJs Koen Nova and Katja Nutters set the mood. And after midnight we played with coffins...

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Finnisage Ik R.I.P. - Taken at the Good Good Friday party at Mediamatic. Alice Bodanzky

Alix Adams prepared people for death this evening. At the entrance of Mediamatic BANK, a fortune teller predicted at what age you will die. Then you were sent down to the basement where stylists made you look your last moment had come. Alix asked everyone who received a death sentence to step up on a platform and reflect on their life. What did they waste their time on and what are their final words? After that it was time for them to wave goodbye to the audience and go upstairs to heaven. Here they were greeted by angels with champagne. But the dead people kept coming back down and roamed the room as ghosts...

During the entire evening it was possible to decorate a cardboard coffin. At first people were a bit apprehensive, but as soon as they got started on a design, they just couldn't stop! The night turned into crafty party and by the end of the evening the whole floor was covered with coffins and enthusiastic coffin-decorators. Everyone joined in and worked together. We made coffins with last wishes scribbled on, coffins with beautiful paintings and drawings, Easter-coffins, coffins for grandparents and Sinterklaas and a coffin with a Michael Jackson-theme. Playing with the coffins was a lot of fun!

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Petrus and the Afterlife interviewer - Taken at the Good Good Friday party at Mediamatic. Alice Bodanzky

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Yes = death, no = beer - At the entrance of the party one could decide: Yes meant I wanna test die, go to Afterlife. No, was straight on to the bar. Taken at the Good Good Friday party at Mediamatic. Taken at the Good Good Friday party at Mediamatic. Taken at the Good Good Friday party at Mediamatic. Alice Bodanzky

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At what age will you die? - A fortune teller told you the age you were going to die... Taken at the Good Good Friday party at Mediamatic. Taken at the Good Good Friday party at Mediamatic. Taken at the Good Good Friday party at Mediamatic. Alice Bodanzky

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Heavenly visagy for Maartje - Taken at the Good Good Friday party at Mediamatic. Alice Bodanzky

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Choose a song for your journey to heaven - Taken at the Good Good Friday party at Mediamatic. Michel Langendijk

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Audience of the Afterlife - Taken at the Good Good Friday party at Mediamatic. Alice Bodanzky

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Klaas would like to die when he sleeps - Taken at the Good Good Friday party at Mediamatic.

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Going up to the Afterlife (smoke version) - Accompanied by a selection of songs or sound one could make a journey to heaven. Angels would be waiting for you (so they said downstairs). Taken at the Good Good Friday party at Mediamatic. Taken at the Good Good Friday party at Mediamatic. Taken at the Good Good Friday party at Mediamatic. Alice Bodanzky

With: Rein Jansma
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Our Angels working in Afterlife - In the Afterlife two Angels were waiting for the wannabe dead people. Celebrating arrival with champagne one could have very good and philosophic talks with other dead people. Some died after an attack from a crocodile, other drifted too far on their air mattress, didn't wake up from their sleep or collapse after a wonderfull orgasm (well in their minds anyway). Taken at the Good Good Friday party at Mediamatic. Taken at the Good Good Friday party at Mediamatic. Taken at the Good Good… Alice Bodanzky

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Greeting from the Afterlife, captured in front of the ikAfterlife camera - Taken at the Good Good Friday party at Mediamatic.

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Deborah (in afterlife costume), talking the firemen (in their real life costumes: smoke alarm - The smoke screen in the Afterlife caused a silent alarm somewhere at the Fire Department. Six big men showed up. They looked surprised and amuzed by the get-together of wannabe dead people. From then on the Afterlife was smokeless but nonetheless pleasant. Taken at the Good Good Friday party at Mediamatic. Taken at the Good Good Friday party at Mediamatic. Taken at the Good Good Friday party at Mediamatic. Alice Bodanzky

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High speed coffin folding and decoration sweatshop - Taken at the Good Good Friday party at Mediamatic.

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The Michael Jackson themed coffin - Taken at the Good Good Friday party at Mediamatic. Liene Rubane

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Coffin dedicated to a recently deceased grandfather - He liked to wear pink suits. Taken at the Good Good Friday party at Mediamatic. Liene Rubane

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Music by Katja and Koen - Taken at the Good Good Friday party at Mediamatic.

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Finnisage Ik R.I.P. - Taken at the Good Good Friday party at Mediamatic. Michel Langendijk

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Coffin decoration - Taken at the Good Good Friday party at Mediamatic. Michel Langendijk

With: Liene Rubane
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Coffins getting lost - Taken at the Good Good Friday party at Mediamatic. Michel Langendijk

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Lost coffin at 03.00 a.m. -

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Another lost coffin - Some coffins were taken from the exhibition space...