So let me explain.
First, if you don't know about All Souls, go look at the ASP/MMOS website. It's too late at night and too lengthy to explain it here easily or better than the ASP/MMOS website. Secondly, it's is one of the prime reasons to visit Tucson in November. (Besides the Open Studio Tour of course, one of my other main jobs!) It's difficult to explain ASP, but it is intense, spiritual, theatrical, and artistic all rolled into one. It's not a parade. It's a procession of people honoring the Dead. And it's HUGE....last year had about 20,000 people. That's right folks, 20,000+ people. And no one was hurt. It's family-friendly! How cool is that??
How does this relate to art? If I have to explain, then you need to open your eyes and ears! (And get a huge clue!!) This event started as one artist honoring the passing of her father in 1990 with a group of like-minded individuals. It was performance art and has remained performance art on a huge scale.
So if you are in Tucson in November, join me in the procession! It will change your life.
|The burning of the giant urn, courtesy of the MMOS website.|