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Call Your Ancestor

March 14, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until March 15, 2020

DDI’s Public Space Project presents…

Call Your Ancestor, a one-of-a-kind public art event featuring a telephone booth that allows participants to enter and “call” a dear departed ancestor who they wish they could speak to, but no longer can.

Created by Michelle Gonzalez-Green, this event will also include a live mural painting. Call Your Ancestor is free and open to the public.

This work is inspired by the Japanese wind phone by Itaru Sasaki, who created the “wind phone” on his property after the Tsunami in Japan. Thousands of people have made pilgrimages to this booth to make calls to the missing in their families. Like the wind phone, it is intended as a one-way form of communication as a unifying and therapeutic outlet for grief. The goal is to show our community that, in the end, we are one human family, and our true legacy is in the memories we leave behind.

Call Your Ancestor will be held at Five Points Plaza, Friday – Sunday, March 13-15, from 1 – 7 p.m.


March 14, 2020
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Five Points Plaza
334 W Main St
Durham, NC United States
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