A Single Tear

In Belgium 1% of people alive today will die in the coming year. Each death is a heavily localized social trauma, its repercussions seldomly spreading out  and quickly fading into the general background of day-to-day life. In the end nothing remains but a statistic, a point defect in the lives of a few people.

A Single Tear ties to reclaim some of the grief. The data of all causes of death in 2006 is collected from the FPS Economy, a cynical reminder of what death means in our society...  21 age groups are represented in 16 categories of causes. During the workshop various strategies are explored to visualize this data in a 3d sculpture.