In this essay, the four authors explore the material and affective agency of art-making in a collective biography workshop. We work with our memories of the death of someone close to us, through stories, and through making art. Collectively we explore a specific, embodied moment of the particular deaths we have each experienced. The substantive focus of our work is methodological. We concern ourselves with what is made possible through including art-making in intra-action with the more usual storytelling/listening/writing/reading/making of collective biography.