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Life, Death, and Love on Bali

by Bika Pidada When I thought of writing this story, I wanted to write an angry piece. It would be a story about tradition, the inequality of genders within the...

Photobook on Poison

This book is a poison—delivering visual interpretation about sex and death. Sex and death is a nature of being: sex is the gate to the birth and death stands at the...

On the way to the setra, By: Sita van Bemmelen

The Unsettling Proximity of Death on Bali: Fierce Fire and Cool Bones

By: Sita van Bemmelen The first time I witnessed a ritual washing of the corpse, it was a rather confrontational experience. However, that was not the only time, I...

The bed with closed curtains, By: Sita van Bemmelen

The Unsettling Proximity of Death on Bali: The Ritual Washing of the Corpse

By: Sita van Bemmelen Death is a neat affair in the Netherlands, the country where I come from. The only and last relative that I have seen laid in state at home was...