Day of the Dead
October 23, 2021 @ 4:30pm
The Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) – the Mexican celebration of the dead – has inspired a unique performance by visual artist, botany enthusiast, and photographer Rocio Graham. She is inviting KOAC members to participate in an unexpected festival.
My Garden’s Funeral is a performance/ ritual/celebration infused with Rocio’s experiences growing up in Mexico, being part of her family’s Day of the Dead traditions every year, and learning from her grandmothers and curanderas to attune herself to life cycles as a way of renewal. She uses the Fall season, when plants die, as a marker for introspection to make room for the new.
This celebration will be introspective, personal, celebratory, and of course, full of Mexican cuisine flavours. As the Mexicans say, there cannot be a funeral without food.