We have the coffin. We just need you.
The people present will have an opportunity to be buried alive in a coffin for fifteen minutes.
As a framework program there will be lectures about the history of the
science of determining death and the medical cultural history of “buried
alive”. People buried alive not only populate the horror stories of
past centuries, but also countless reports in specialized medical
literature. The theme of unintentional resurrection by grave robbers
also runs through forensic protocols.
Even in the 19th century it was said that every tenth person was buried
alive. No wonder that the fear of this fate was immense and led –
especially in the German-speaking region – to all kinds of precautions
to avoid it. Various death test methods were developed, for instance.
“Security coffins” with bell pulls and air hoses were patented;
mortuaries were built, in which corpses were left for days to natural
At MUSA, Felderstrasse 6-8, 1010 Vienna.
Lecture: April 27, 2013; 2 PM.
Start of premature burials: April 27, 2013; 3 PM.
Want to reserve a slot? Email to office AT monochrom.at
(We will create a lottery in case of overbooking.)