Ofrenda 2008

Ofrenda 2008

Originally uploaded by akkleis

Be sure to check out Art Outlet’s Ofrenda 2008 show this weekend. I have installed murder scene photos of myself along with fake newspaper articles.

One of them reports my grisly murder one year ago, and the other remembers the artist who was brutally killed in her apartment. Don’t try to make sense of these articles; I only wrote a few sentences and then copied and pasted them throughout the columns to fill space. Some of them are a little funny, though 😉

The idea was to mimic that of a serial killer’s wall from movies and create a sense of possession.

DCist mentioned my death and dying series in today’s Arts Agenda!

Art Outlet’s second annual Ofrenda: Art for the Dead arrives this weekend. Thirty-five local artists (including DCist Exposed winner Angela Kleis, who’s been practicing her creepy death scenes on Flickr all week) and bands of nearly ever genre will provide entertainment from 7:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and 1 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday. Check it all out at the Almaz Ethiopian Restaurant, 1212 U St. NW. Free, and you’re encouraged to come dressed “Day of the Dead style.”

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