Altar de día de muertos (Installation)

Dia de los muertos installation/altar Mexico City / Mexico / 2019

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A Holy Field, a lighthouse, a portal.


 


On the occasion of one of the most important celebrations in Mexico, the architect Miguel de la Torre designs an installation every year for November 1st and 2 nd, the exercise is based on reinterpreting the tradition of the altar of the dead to connect the living with those who have left before us. An installation that guides the way of souls to their families and friends.


 


The materiality for this exercise is composed by 600 acrylic tubes, 10 to 60 cm high, with a yellow cap and a light at the base, placed in a 30x30 cm grid covering an approximate area of ​​50m2, generating a wave of light in the dark and a field floated with color in the day. The installation is only on during the night of November 1st to 2nd, which is when the dead return to the world of the living.

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    A Holy Field, a lighthouse, a portal.   On the occasion of one of the most important celebrations in Mexico, the architect Miguel de la Torre designs an installation every year for November 1st and 2 nd, the exercise is based on reinterpreting the tradition of the altar of the dead to connect the living with those who have left before us. An installation that guides the way of souls to their families and friends.   The materiality for this exercise is composed by 600 acrylic...

    Project details
    • Year 2019
    • Work started in 2019
    • Work finished in 2019
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Parks, Public Gardens / Cemeteries and cemetery chapels / Multi-purpose Cultural Centres / Pavilions / Exhibitions /Installations
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