Tuesday, November 1st
Wednesday, November 2nd
7pm – 10pm
The Day of the Death is a unique traditional holiday from Mexico of syncratic cosmovisions from the merging of the ancient pre hispanic and european cultures in which the cycle of life and death is celebrated.
The idea for this event is to have a remembrance ritual of the known past and our certain future as well as a shout/whisper to our past loved ones. In words of the Uruguayan poet Eduardo Galeano “That who names, calls, and someone arrives without appointment, without explanation, to the place where their name, said or thought, is calling. When that happens, we have the right to believe that no one is gone completely while the word that calls, flamingly, brings them”.
This is a performative installation proposed by Carmina Escobar that takes place on the two celebratory dates of Día de los Muertos holiday.
CONSTRUCTION OF THE ALTAR
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
on the stage area
You are invited to come, hang out and/or bring things to put on the altar, such as:
Objects of remembrance (pictures, personal items of whomever you are calling even if it is yourself, music)
Food, sweets, libations
PERFORMANCES AT THE ALTAR
Doors open 7:00 p.m.
Performances 8:00 – 10:00 p.m.
A gathering of the living and a series of short performances at the altar in a ritual of remembrance.