Posted by: cochinblogger | December 15, 2012

Coffin Theatre

I’ve visited the Fort Kochi twice to see the Kochi-Muziris Biennale under way there now. I’ll have more to say about the bienalle later, but for now, I have to present this curious entry in one of the exhibitions, which consists of the photo above and the following explanatory text:

Kuruvilla Varkey Kunju of Nedumbarakkadu ordered a coffin, dressed himself up, and lay down in it. He asked his wife and her father to pose next to the decorated coffin while a relative photographed the event. Varkey Kunju displayed this photograph prominently in his house. Three years later, on the 26th of August, 2011, Varkey Kunju passed away and was buried in the same coffin.

I do not what to make of this bizarre event, but found these links:

Art Review: Hereinafter

Death Thing You Do



  1. And I heard the blogger himself say this story 😀

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