Bowtie Project

Endless Life

Carmina Escobar, 2018

Endless Life is a two-day performative installation by Carmina Escobar in observance of Día de los Muertos. Through ritual that connects the metaphysical realm with the tangible world, the Mexican celebration of Día de los Muertos combines aspects of ancient pre-Hispanic and European cultures. This performative installation is a call to our departed loved ones, and a space for us to remember our own existence and potential futures.

Endless Life will unfold over two days. On November 1, 2018, performers and community members will join together to build a communal altar. Objects of remembrance and offering will be added to the altar over the course of the evening.

The following day, Escobar will curate a series of performances throughout the Bowtie that will celebrate both the living and the dead. Performers include Maqueos Music Philharmonic Band, Oguri, Kozue Matsumoto, Carole Kim & friends, Sean Deyoe, Inobe, Micaela Tobin, Katheryn Schumann, Taylor Fitz-Gibbon, Georgia Bell, Joshua Gerowitz, Jason Brown, Erika Bell, Esther, Emily Lacy, Amar Ravva and Madeline Falcone.

Carmina Escobar is an experimental vocalist, performer, improviser, sound and intermedia artist from Mexico City. Her work focuses primarily on the voice, the body and their interrelations to physical, social and memory spaces. At the moment, she lives and breathes in Los Angeles, CA.

Support for Endless Life comes from the California Arts Council.