Every Ocean Hughes (EOH), f.k.a. Emily Roysdon (born 1977), is an interdisciplinary artist and writer. EOH’s recent projects take the form of performance, photographic installations, print making, 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.
Help the Dead is an art project that addresses self-determination, accountability, and the fantasy of continuity. Performed by Colin Self and Geo Wyeth, Help the Dead is part concert, part theatre, and draws inspiration from a series of death doula workshops which the artist attended during the past two years. In that time, EOH learned how to care for dead bodies and perform home funerals. Help the Dead considers “queer death,” mutual aid, and the societal aspects of surviving and dying on planet Earth in contemporary times.