Dia de Los Casi Muertos
Dia de Los Casi Muertos
Multimedia project examining societal value by confronting the taboo of death – ultimately pushing us to appreciate the gift of life.
Multimedia project examining societal value by confronting the taboo of death – ultimately pushing us to appreciate the gift of life. Read more
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.
This project would not be possible without the many individuals that have come together and given of their time and craft.
The funds donated to this KickStarter will go to pay local artists, performers, video editors, purchase materials, and everything else goes into creating this unique experience.
Any funds received beyond the Kickstarter goal would go toward the future installations of the project.
Please donate and help bring this project to life
A remembrance candle with the name of a loved one will be added to the Dia de Los Casi Muertos exhibition. Provide the name of the loved one you wish to honor
Dia de Los Casi Muertos Tshirt.
Please indicate desired size
Dia de Los Casi Muertos photo book. Limited edition book of the last three years of this project.
"Dia de Los Comediantes" series
A series of prints featuring deceased comedians. 8 x 8 prints
Enjoy a dinner featuring traditional dishes from the Oaxaca region of Mexico. The dinner will be held in November and hosted by the artist behind the project. The dinner can serve up to 6. The dinner will be held in Charlotte NC
Risks and challenges
The biggest risk will be due to the limited time to install the project. Last year we were blessed with almost a week of install time. This year we will have 1 1/2 days to install. We are doing as much prep work as possible but it will be tight.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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