Night Soil (Live Burial) with Tom Isaacs

Tom Isaacs is a sculptor and performance artist who is interested in death as a metaphor for our current condition as well as a vehicle for a potential rebirth to new life. In his festival performance installation he will bury himself (and possibly others) under the soil to explore what Bataille called "limit-experience". His work is influenced by Sigmund Freud’s theory of the ‘Death Instinct’ and by the French philosopher Georges Bataille’s theory of ‘continuity’ and ‘discontinuity’ (Eroticism: Death and Sexuality).