Dying Under Your Eyes

  • Discussion
  • Speech-to-text
Photograph of a discussion event in the Forum at Wellcome Collection. A panel of four speakers are sitting in front of an audience with a large screen behind them.
Event in the Forum at Wellcome Collection with a film still of Dying Under Your Eyes, 2019. © Oreet Ashery. Courtesy of the artist.

What you’ll do

Come to a screening of 'Dying Under Your Eyes', a newly commissioned film by artist Oreet Ashery, whose work is currently on display in the Wellcome exhibition 'Misbehaving Bodies'.

This family portrait of end-of-life care includes footage from around the time of her father’s death. Through her personal experience, Ashery explores themes such as ageing, dying and mourning.

After the screening, there will be responses to the film by curator and researcher Helena Reckitt and Dr Stephen Wilson, which will be facilitated by George Vasey, the co-curator, with Bárbara Rodríguez Muñoz, of the ‘Misbehaving Bodies’ exhibition.

Oreet Ashery will then join in the discussion and you will have the opportunity to ask questions.

About your contributors

Photograph of Oreet Ashery

Oreet Ashery

Oreet Ashery’s website

Oreet Ashery (b.1966 Jerusalem) is a UK-based interdisciplinary artist whose practice includes time-based image, performance, text, sound and music. In 2017, Ashery won the 10th Film London Jarman Award, and her work has been exhibited and performed all over the world. She is currently an associate professor of Fine Art at the Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford.

Photograph of Helena Reckitt

Helena Reckitt


Critic and curator Helena Reckitt teaches in the art department at Goldsmiths, University of London. She coordinates the monthly Feminist Duration Reading Group, which is currently in residence at the South London Gallery, and recently led a series of workshops around art, care, and resistant subjectivity.

Photograph of Stephen Wilson

Stephen Wilson


Dr Stephen Wilson is a writer and theorist on contemporary art. He is a senior lecturer and coordinator of postgraduate theory at University of the Arts, London. In 2018/19 he was a visiting professor at the University of the Philippines on curated research titled 'Transpersonal, instructions.'

Photograph of George Vasey

George Vasey

An interview with George Vasey

George Vasey is co-curator of the ‘Misbehaving Bodies’ exhibition.