Death Keeps Me Awake
"[...] Cosima's thesis is a startingly gothic presentation, hand-written on used paper and presented in a thickly hand-painted black box. Her text considers the image of death in the art practices of a number of contemporary artists, with emphasis on the work of the Italian artist Vittorio Basaglia, and relates these to a selection of images of death from European art history. This evolves into a consideration of the relationship between the mortal body and the body of the work of art, the in-between role of fossilization, and its relationship to the traditional Vanitas.
The thesis concludes with a consideration of her own practice in relation to this field of enquiry."
Janice McNab, Kris Dittel, Koenraad Dedobbeleer.