Lotsmunt // Coin of fate

Messing engraved

 

In the process of euthanasia people are often rendered quite powerless. In theory Euthanasia is about making your own choices and choosing your own path, but in practice it is the doctors that have to weigh the worth of a live. The patient is thus dependent on the rules and the empathy of others. This feeling of powerlessness, the effects of interpretation and what appears to be a game of chance, are captured in the coin of fate.

Duality plays an important role in this object. Someone with a wish for euthanasia might see live as a cage, but he who has a will to live might see death as a prison. Who gets to decide, heads or tails?

 

 

 

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