Through the shadows of a global pandemic, many people have been denied access to important rituals of death and farewell because they have not been able to travel to attend funerals or sit at the bedside of dying loved ones. The pandemic has limited avenues of collective mourning and changed the way we say goodbye.
If you are someone who has not been able to publicly acknowledge an important loss in your life because of lockdowns, restrictions, mandates and border closures over the last two years, I invite you to share a story of remembrance with me, to write a brief letter or record a short video honouring the gifts you carry from someone who is no longer present.
This is a gentle invitation to a confronting space. It asks for compassion and for the time and space to actively and privately contemplate loss in your life.
We may have never met but if you're reading this, you and I are connected in the universal experience of loss. With your permission, your remembrance will be included as part of an intimate evening of remembrance, archival art and music in north Brisbane on Saturday 4th June, 2022: Somewhere in the Light
If you do not wish for your remembrance to be used in this way, you are still welcome to make a submission. I will read, treasure and care-take each remembrance received. Please indicate your wish clearly in the form below.
You are welcome to share this invitation personally with others.
If you have any questions about this project or how your remembrance will be used, please contact Mira here