Upcoming Events

10.15.17
1pm-5pm
Open Streets 704
Park Rd

10.28.17
6pm

Bicycle Procession
Bechtler Museum to Camp NorthEnd
Costume Encouraged


10.31.17
6pm - 11pm
Opening Reception
Performance By: Nouveau Sud

11.03.17
5pm - 10pm​  
Closing Celebration
Performance By: XOXO

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
  

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This project is made possible by a grant from the Arts and Science Council
  
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Francisco Gonzalez
2016

Rocio Llusca
2016

Kim Johnson
2016

Susan Andre
2016

LaToya Pousa
2016

Elisa Lopez Trejo
2016

VIDEO GALLERY
  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