The Spurious Life-Death Distinction (2006; 00:45:00. Part II of the PacMan Trilogy; video wall projection. Video animation by Colin Holgate of Funnygarbage)
The life-death distinction depends on outdated assumptions about the nature of consciousness as equivalent to sentience. This is implausible. Speculative theoretical physics and Vedanta concur in equating consciousness with energy. Since energy obeys the law of the conservation of energy, consciousness is conserved throughout the cycle of growth and decay, expansion and contraction, order and entropy, life and “death”. Consciousness does not die; it merely undergoes transformation of form. Only the ego dies, if you’re lucky, and a good thing, too.