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Friday, October 9, 2020

The Afterlife Experience

Phoenix artists present interactive installations and performances in honor of the dead 

Local Phoenix artists and creatives have come together to produce an interactive art experience that celebrates, explores, and honors the ideas of death, grief, and remembrance. The Afterlife Experience premieres to the public on Halloween night, Saturday, October 31, 2020 at the Grand Arthaus in the Grand Avenue Historic Arts District of downtown Phoenix. A collaborative project, local Phoenix artists have created an interactive art experience that will guide visitors through levels of the Afterlife where they’ll virtually interact with a variety of installations. An experiential journey of art, acknowledgment, and acceptance, the Afterlife invites guests to move between the threshold of celebration and ceremony, between laughter and reflection.  

The artists of the Afterlife Experience have created a transformational one-night only live, interactive, and live steamed Halloween event that will span the spectrum of expectations. From taking a picture with a skeleton puppet to exploring sensory stimulation, confronting death, immersing yourself into a room of virtual emotions, or participating in a healing ceremony. 

Produced by Imaginology Founder and Chief Imaginologist, Nathaniel Jack Greene, the experience is an evolution of the Afterlife with Bony Tony, a puppet character who has been hosting Halloween shows in the valley for decades. 
“The year has been strenuous on humanity to say the least. The demand for the program seems oriented to a feeling of being grateful, celebrating those we lost this year, and healing through suffering we have experienced throughout 2020. Bony Tony will still greet guests as the host of the Afterlife, but the program intention has evolved to greater purpose.” - Nathaniel Jack Greene
Visitors to the Afterlife Experience will also BECOME a part of the show, as each installation or level of the Afterlife, is live stream broadcasted on social media. This creates an alternative “quarantined” Afterlife experience for those watching from home. 

Mark your calendars for this one-night only, Halloween engagement, produced by the artists, architects, musicians, and creatives of Phoenix. Additional information, RSVP, and link to purchase tickets can be found on the event Facebook event page: https://bit.ly/AfterlifeExperience 

This is a limited capacity event. To ensure entrance into The Afterlife Experience, advanced tickets can be purchased online. Limited availability at the door. The Afterlife Experience was made possible by the generous support of Imaginology, Grand Arthaus, Road Dog Show Pros, and McShred Prints.

WHEN: Saturday, October 31, 2020 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. 
WHERE: Grand Arthaus, 1501 Grand Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85007 
COST: Donation of $20 - Funds raised go to benefit local artists 
SAFETY: Safe distancing precautions will be in place for the Afterlife Experience. Adhering to state health and safety recommendations, capacity will be limited, staggered entry, interactive areas are 6 feet apart, separate entry and exit points, hand sanitizer stations, temperature checks at the entrance, and masks will be required for entry. 

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