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Interactive Exhibit — "Call Your Ancestor"

Temporary public art that includes a constructed telephone booth that will allow participants to enter the booth and "call" a dear departed ancestor who they wish they could speak to, but can no longer due to their passing. 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.

A project of Downtown Durham Inc's Public Space Art Project for the city.

Upcoming Dates For This Event:

  • Main and Chapel Hill Streets
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Location:
    Five Points Plaza
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