Poison Apple — Holly Zambonini

by Holly Zambonini

It is hypothesized that if a person of 65 kg were to eat 40 apples (200 apple seeds), they would likely die from cyanide poisoning. In Poison Apple, the apple is recontextualized as a lethal object through the proposal of a speculative end-of-life scenario. By exploring alternative ways of dying with the aid of biotechnology, Poison Apple highlights the evolving nature of death rituals post-COVID, during which traditional burial practices were disrupted. 

Holly Zambonini is a researcher and designer exploring all things Necropolitical. Her work is multidisciplinary ranging from filmmaking to design and everything in between. She graduated with a First Class Product Design degree from the Glasgow School of Art in 2020 and an MA in Contextual Design from the Design Academy Eindhoven in June 2023. She is Scottish-American and currently resides in The Netherlands.

This project is funded by Stimuleringsfonds / Creative Industries Fund NL, the Dutch national cultural fund for design, architecture and digital culture. It funds innovative, often interdisciplinary design projects.

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