Cooooool: Mexican Graveyard Becomes Projection Mapped Day Of The Dead Cartoon After Dark

August 21, 2014


This is a video from the Panteón de Dolores, a 590-acre cemetery in Mexico (the country's largest) with some 700,000 graves. That is a lot of graves. In my backyard? Just a single guinea pig grave. But beyond the fence? An ancient Indian burial ground. And trust me, you don't want to go burying anything back there, not even G.I. Joes.

With all of those slabs of granite and marble around, the Mexico City animation collective Llama Rada got to thinking: "What if we use the tombstones of the cemetery as screens to project a vibrant, living cartoon?"

And this is the result: a day of the dead cartoon that reminded me a lot of the style ofGuacamelee! That was a fun game. I thought I was going to be able to Platinum it too but I couldn't because all the platforming parts to get the hidden orbs were too hard for me. So if anybody wants to come over and get those for me, that would be much appreciated. I will provide beer and snacks. At least until you collect all the orbs, then I'll take the beer and snacks away and pretend to be sleepy and ask you to leave.

Keep going for the worthwhile video.

Thanks to Harry limes, who

  • zin

    And nobody started a fuss about "defacing" graves? Mexico sounds like a real chill place to be in.

  • TheQiwiMan

    Sorry Mexico, you'll have to try harder than that to dethrone Japan as our world's most WTF country....

  • steve holt

    Rest in Peace, or until we turn your grave into a disco.

    oh wait, this is in Mexico? no further explanation needed.

  • Jetch Vargas

    Im a mexican an i hate this "tradition". This weird stuff was new to the north in 1970 but the education system (SEP) is from the south so they decided that this was worth teaching young kids. We in the north did not disrespect the dead until the 90s. Strange think is that we do visit the graves on that day but as you normally do. Then the educational system force you to make that weird "tradition" in school. They have this picture of a dead person and have food of the south that they probably eat in the 30s. IF you go more to the south they still do this shit they get drunk with the dead for 1 week, they even have job permissions to do this.

  • Priscila Sánchez

    Norteño mamon - Atte una chilanga

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