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By Julio Gonzalez
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About

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

Thank you
Julio Gonzalez

 

 

$25 Reward
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

 $35 Reward

Dia de Los Casi Muertos Tshirt. 

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$50 Reward

Dia de Los Casi Muertos photo book. Limited edition book of the last three years of this project.  

 $200

"Dia de Los Comediantes" series

A series of prints featuring deceased comedians. 8 x 8 prints

 $1400 Reward

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.

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    Remembrance Candle

    A candle added to the Dia de Los Casi Muertos exhibition in remembrance of a loved one. Please provide the name of the loved one to be honored

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    Dia de Los Casi Muertos Tee

    Limited Edition Dia de Los Casi Muertos TShirt.

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    Dia de Los Casi Muertos Book Vol 1

    A collection of past and current work from the Dia de Los Casi Muertos project

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    "Dia de Los Comediantes" prints

    A series of prints featuring deceased comedians.
    8 x 8 prints

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    Day of the Dead inspired dinner for 6

    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

    See Menu below:

    1st Course

    Mexican Street Corn
    Steamed, Grilled corn top with Crème Fraiche/Mayo mixture, paprika, parmesan cheese, chopped cilantro

    2nd Course

    Ensalada de Nopal
    Sautéed Cactus, tomato, and onion presented on a salad with a chia chip and cheese

    3rd course

    Pollo con Mole Negro
    Traditional mole sauce with Sautéed Chicken
    Frijoles Charros
    Pinto beans with bacon, chorizo, onion, and tomato
    Arroz Blanco
    Buttered white rice
    Rajas
    Sautéed Poblano and Onion in a heavy cream, cheese sauce

    Dessert Course

    Flan
    Plated flan dessert with Mezcal, honey cream quenelle

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Funding period

- (30 days)