Created by New Orleans-based artist Marta Rodriguez Maleck, Morir es Vivir (To Die is to Live) is an audio collage that will be presented in NOMA’s Great Hall from July 13 to September 12, 2021.

Morir es Vivir will be created from a series of interviews Maleck will conduct in NOMA’s galleries and at several sites across New Orleans during the month of June. Aiming to offer a space for shared reflection, these intimate, one-on-one interviews will explore cycles of living and dying as they relate to systems, beliefs, institutions, and relationships.

Morir es Vivir will weave together voices from across the city into a collective expression of grief and yearning, addressing mortality and rebirth, technology and touch, and the potential for healing and hope.

Look up the interview schedule and sign up to participate now


Morir es Vivir is collaboratively curated by NOMA’s Curatorial and Learning & Engagement Departments, through a Connector Residency Project as part of NOMA’s Creative Assembly Program. NOMA’s Creative Assembly Community Engagement Initiative is supported by the Wagner Foundation. This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.