Twenty Years of Dias de los Muertos at OMCA

Oakland Museum of California, 2014

In this project I was asked to work with OMCA’s Days of the Dead archives. I uncovered a dichotomy between the lively colorful world of Muertos and the 81/2" x 11" sheets of “dead” paper holding reports, budgets, contracts and thousands of hours of labor by many workers revealed the archives. I have recreated a fantasy juxtaposed world of images from the past twenty years, drawers filled with archival materials, and interviews with stakeholders, as well as a small ofrenda for my recently deceased father.

Listen to sound clips of interviews with stakeholders here