Every Ocean Hughes @hallwalls 2/24/23

One Big Bag (2021).

One Big Bag (2021)

In anticipation of Every Ocean Hughes's lecture on Monday, February 27, join us for a special screening of One Big Bag (2021), a forty-minute video that uses a mobile corpse kit—a bag filled with everyday objects that death doulas carry to care for the newly dead. With a matter-of-fact demeanor and intense physicality, the performer guides the viewer into the largely uncharted waters of corpse care—practical, political, and spiritual.


Every Ocean Hughes, a.k.a. Emily Roysdon, is a transdisciplinary artist and writer. Every's recent projects take the form of performance, photographic installations, printmaking, text, video, and curating. EOH was editor and co-founder of the queer feminist journal and artist collective LTTR. Her many collaborations include music with The Knife, Colin Self, and JD Samson & MEN; costume design for choreographers Levi Gonzalez, Vanessa Anspaugh, Faye Driscoll, and the band Le Tigre.