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Dia De Los Muertos 2014

Dia De Los Muertos 2014

The 2014  theme was "Our Lives Matter: The untimely deaths of our people". As a collective community the participants will acknowledge and mourn the deaths of identified and unidentified migrants across the globe that have left their homelands due to gang violence, extreme poverty, or life and job opportunities. The artist’s intent are to honor both the physical and spiritual forms of migration from one land to another/from one world to another and empower communities not to be divided, but to stand together and build a collective voice and proclaim "Our Lives Matter."

Altar/Ofrenda
16’(w) x 8’(d) x 8’(h)

Altar/Ofrenda (detail)
Objects found in the Arizona desert left by Central American migrants

Altar/Ofrenda (detail)
Photo of 43 male students from the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers' College that were forcibly taken and then disappeared in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico.

Altar/Ofrenda (detail)
Flowers, photos, and candle offerings left on altar for those that have passed.

Altar/Ofrenda (detail)
Children sitting in front of altar

Augmented Reality installation
Empty picture frames trigger an AR experience, displaying online uploaded photos by guests that could not physically be present for the event, but wanted their family member’s photos to be added to the ofrenda.

Augmented Reality installation (detail)
Visitors download the AR app and are able to view the uploaded photos.

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A ceremonial performance and traditional blessing of the altar performed by “Cetilizti Nauchampa Quetzacoalt InIxachiltlan“ during the opening reception.