How We Die is How We Live Only More So

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A member of the audience in the Forum at Wellcome Collection is holding a microphone and speaking into it
Misbehaving Bodies event at Wellcome Collection, Steven Pocock. Source: Wellcome Collection. Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0).

What you’ll do

Come and celebrate the publication of ‘How We Die is How We Live Only More So’, a collection of writing exploring vulnerability and intimacy, death and dying in the digital era, and the politics of illness. Co-edited by Oreet Ashery and George Vasey, the publication archives Ashery’s work from 2014 – 2019 and includes new writing from Rizvana Bradley, T J Demos, Mason Leaver-Yap, Bárbara Rodríguez Muñoz and Imani Robinson.

The event will include:

  • A performative reading by Imani Robinson.
  • A lecture by T J Demos.
  • A Q & A with Oreet Ashery and the other contributors, chaired by George Vasey.

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 George Vasey

George Vasey

An interview with George Vasey

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

Photograph of Imani Robinson

Imani Robinson


Imani Robinson is a London-based writer, live art practitioner, plant lover and prison abolitionist. They completed their MA in Forensic Architecture at the Centre for Research Architecture in 2019. They are one half of Languid Hands, an artistic and curatorial collaboration with DJ, filmmaker and curator Rabz Lansiquot.

Photograph of T J Demos

T J Demos


T J Demos is an award-winning writer and professor of visual culture at University of California, Santa Cruz, and Director of its Center for Creative Ecologies. He has co-curated exhibitions in Madrid and Nottingham, and writes widely about contemporary art, global politics and ecology. His most recent book is ‘Against the Anthropocene: Visual Culture and Environment Today’ (Sternberg Press, 2017).