Remembering the Words to Our Song is a guided ritual practice for ancestral connection. Originally part of an installation in my exhibition with Mär Martinez at Parkhaus15 in March 2021 in Orlando, Florida, I have modified the practice into an at-home ritual. At minimum, you will need a small piece of paper, a writing utensil, and a piece of string. You may also want scissors and measuring tape, a candle, incense, photos of or objects belonging to your ancestors, etc. I encourage you to clear some space and time (at least 15 minutes, but ideally more) for this practice. You can download everything on this page or utilize the player/viewers below.
When you are ready to begin, start Jonas’s song. It is intended to be played on a loop. Then open the ritual guide and begin the practice. I hope you find it meaningful! If you have feedback to share, I would love to hear it. You can write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.