6pm - 11pm
Opening Reception
Performance By: Nouveau Sud

5pm - 10pm​  
Closing Celebration
Performance By: XOXO

Gallery C3
2525 Distribution St
Charlotte, NC 28203

Dia de Los Casi Muertos or Day of the Almost Dead is an ongoing multimedia project that explores the cultural differences between Mexican and American experiences with death and aging. The aim of the project is for contemporary American society to examine their values by confronting the taboo of death – ultimately pushing us to  appreciate the gift of life. 

Through video, sculpture, and photography, the 2017 iteration of the Día de Los Casi Muertos project will profile community members of diverse backgrounds. Video interviews give participants the opportunity to talk openly and candidly about their experiences with death. Participants will have casts made of their faces which will be painted and photographed in a traditional Day of the Dead style and include objects from their personal lives.
This project is made possible by the Arts and Science Council

This project is made possible by a grant from the Arts and Science Council

Francisco Gonzalez

Rocio Llusca

Kim Johnson

Susan Andre

LaToya Pousa

Elisa Lopez Trejo

  1. Dia de Los Casi Muertos 2016 Trailer
  2. Interview Film - 2016
    Individuals contemplate their own experiences with death, and their thoughts on mortality. Filmed at The Light Factory. Video by Juan Ossa