The Virtual Altar project is designed to help us build bridges between the individual and the community, life and death, sorrow and celebration. This participatory draws on the thoughtful process of creating a public altar of remembrance of people who have passed. The project is inspired by the altar making traditions in Mexico for Day of the Dead but community and personal altars of remembrance are in many traditions, all over the world.
Fifty-three individuals, from four countries sent in virtual altars to celebrate and honor of those who have passed. The altares were edited together and set to music. The video was presented as a socially distant event through outdoor projections and here in the video.
Produced with the support of the Wisconsin Alumni Foundation of the University of Wisconsin-Madison