"Elegy for Souls on Hold"
Community-engaged Memorial Art Project devoted to loss and grief in times of social distance and lack of funeral rituals.
We all might grief a loss differently. However, in isolation and lacking funeral rituals is even more challenging. I know how it feels. I got trapped in a web of grief and despair without breaks when I missed the funerals of my younger sister, Albita, in my home country. We need the time and social space funeral rituals give us to accept our loved one is gone and the comfort of family and friends.
I came to offer my art in her loving memory and your departed loved ones. Inspired by Jorge Manrique's Stanzas on the Death of his Father, I have created Elegy for Souls on Hold, a poetic memorial dedicated to honouring our departed loved ones within a dreamlike river where their souls and ours reconnect through love and memories.
Have you lost a loved one? Contact me via Whatsapp or email and tell me your story. You can share your memories and together we'll celebrate your love and your loved one life. You might also participate by filling out the submission form below.
I am thankful to the ArtwoxTO team and my curator Claudia Arana for their outstanding support and production of my installation. Also, my squad Omar Rivero (mapping projection), Diego Camacho, Cory Ronald, and Maria McCormick ( the Augmented Reality Application development team)
If you are ready to share your loved one's memories, please follow these steps to fill out a submission form below.
- Step 1: Choose a portrait of your loved one in JPG format
- Step 2: Pick up to 12 photos to support your loved ones' life story( you have to upload a minimum of 4 photos)
- Step 3: Would you please write down or record a eulogy, short letter or poem to display within your loved one video?
- Step 4: Fill out the Participant Submission Form below with all this material and submit it. You will receive a confirmation email.