Funeral Procession - 9 Oct

Funeral procession
Saturday 9 October 2010, 11 am
Starting point: Dantes Plads in front of Glyptoteket
Destination: Assistens Churchyard 

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Saturday 9 October 2010 at 11 am the funeral procession departed from the building on Dantes Plads in front of Glyptoteket.

The funeral procession was public and attende by a huge crowd of world citizens. Who thereby turned the singular death and burial of Claus Beck-Nielsen into the universal death and burial of identities and the state citizen.


10 -10:45  the last chance to say goodbye to the deceased before the coffin was closed.

At 10:30 am the coffin was closed over the dead and six Beckwerk associates carried the coffin out of the building and into the hearse. 


At 11 am the hearse left Dantes Place drove slowly through the old centre of Copenhagen in the direction of Assistens Churchyard followed by a massive walking procession. 


Around 12 the procession reached Assistens Churchyard where the coffin was taken out of the hearse and carried to the grave where a beautiful burial ritual led by Pastor Erik Bock took place.


The funeral procession was a contemporary version of the classic Roman funeral procession connected to the Funus Imaginarium, but it was no less inspired by the grand funeral procession of the French author and philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre in Paris in 1981.