ABOUT ALL SOULS
AT MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY
HONOURING OLD TRADITIONS | CREATING NEW ONES
“ … I believe this is what we can do for our dead: tread over the ground that nourishes them so they will hear us and know that life goes on.”
– Susan Swan, from “What Casanova Told Me”
October 29, 2005 was the first All Souls at Mountain View Cemetery. It grew out of our personal experiences with death, our work together in community arts, and a research project to understand our role as artists in the sacred life of the community.
Throughout the years, All Souls at Mountain View Cemetery has been touched, changed and inspired by the many artists, community participants and members of the public who have shared their love and regard for their dead.
It has become an annual tradition for many, in particular young families who embrace the event as an opportunity for storytelling about family members who have passed, and to introduce the subject of mortality to their children.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZERS
Paula Jardine’s work in community arts has focused on connecting people to each other, the land, and natural systems.
Marina Szijarto is an artist, theatre designer, community ritualist, shrine maker, festival creator, registered celebrant and ancestral healing guide.