The VORTEX presents Obituary: A Poetic Ritual by Eva Margarita
Obituary is a poetic ritual in grief. In an exploration of our collective mourning, this performance offers new ways of hailing, remembering, and reinterpreting death.
Done through a conjuring practice, Eva Margarita will make activated charcoal as a means for creating an ink that acknowledges the personal and social stains that are impossible to remove from the body. As a mode of critical accompaniment, audience members will have a chance to listen to, sit with, and participate in renewed modes of mourning by answering the question, “what are you grieving?”
Eva Margarita will sift through language as a site for change, that is, a postcolonial history of loss that when unearthed, refuses to be forgotten. Obituary serves as a journey in memory, flesh, and the human need to accompany one another in life and in death.