How do you celebrate the life of a loved one that has passed?
As a Latino, I have always known Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead as the way to commemorate the life of those who have departed. Día de los Muertos is a Mexican tradition resulting from a mix of indigenous practices and Spanish Catholicism. It is celebrated October 31 through November 2. It is about acknowledging death, grieving, memorializing loved ones, and celebrating them for who they were when they were alive.
Although, I have seen pieces of this tradition make their way into events like Halloween, with face paint, costumes, and animated movies, I have not seen the core element of coming to terms with death make the same cultural leap. This observation inspired me to create the Dia de Los Casi Muertos Project.
Día de Los Casi Muertos or Day of the Almost Dead is a multimedia experience that pays homage to the Mexican tradition. The project explores observations with death and aging through a video and photography installation. Come experience this cross-cultural celebration of life.
Saturday, October 15, 2016
7:30pm – 11:00pm
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Musical Performances by:
Bicycle Procession = Free admission to the Closing Celebration
2525 Distribution St,
Charlotte, NC 28203
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