how to visit

can anybody help me hold this body is the touring public grief altar project accompanying the film deadbird as it is screened across Turtle Island.

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you are invited to honor this body lost by visiting one of four public grief altars created in locations on the film's tour. these altars will be tended to by local BIPOC artists honoring the land they reside on and creating space for your visit.

if you are not in one of the touring cities, or prefer to practice differently, instructions are offered here on how to create a grief space of your own. please find the instructions on how to photograph and upload an image of your offering to the online archive so that we may join in this collective moment together.


COVID-19 Safety

(1) each altar location is outdoors.

(2) face coverings must be worn at the altar. please keep a safe six foot distance from other people, and allow for one altar offering to be made at a time. the altar tenders will also be masked and keep a safe distance.

(3) there will be masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, and wipes available for anyone who needs them.

(4) if you’re experiencing or exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in contact with others who are, please stay home to avoid the risk of exposing others. 

(5) please make a choice that’s safest for your body. there are instructions for building an altar at home if you prefer to practice differently.