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Loose threads: Materialising the poetics of celebrity death, discarded flannel and art making as memento mori

Frederick, Ursula


I once read that after Kurt Cobain died Courtney Love gave all his clothes to the Goodwill. Their daughter didn’t need a pile of baggy sweaters or torn jeans to remember him by, or something like that, it said. This anecdote has hung in my mind like one of those ill-fitting sweaters ever since. What has captivated me most about this story is the prospect of random people walking around in Kurt Cobain’s clothing, masquerading as rock stars, without knowing it.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Axon: Creative Explorations
Access Rights: Open Access


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