In the Christian requiem, the transition from life to death is first and foremost a spiritual reality. Something entirely different occurs in the Tibetan tradition of the 'sky burial': the deceased are literally handed over to the vultures, in order not to disguise their physical mortality.

The visual artist Mat Collishaw made a gripping film about our relationship to death, our own humanity, rituals and bond with nature – with Fauré’s Requiem as its soundtrack.


Wolfgang Amadeus. Mozart
Maurerische Trauermusik, K.477 (479a)

Gabriel Fauré
Suite Pelléas et Mélisande, op. 80
Requiem in d, op. 48
with Ilse Eerens (soprano), Rafael Fingerlos (baritone) & Vlaams Radiokoor


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buddhist ritual

Sky burial is a ritual of religious significance in Tibet. Learn how the ritual works (viewer discretion advised).

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Mat Collishaw's work uses photography and video. His best known work is Bullet Hole (1988), which originally exhibited in Freeze, the group show organised by Damien Hirst in 1988 that launched the YBA (Young British Artists).

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