London, UK
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Memento Mori In Vitro
London - invited
How would you like to be remembered after death or how would you like to remember a loved one after they die? With the burgeoning possibilities of biotechnology we have the opportunity to readdress our relationship with life and death. Memento Mori offers a vision of a new association with death whereby a daily ritual and form of remembrance of a past loved one is imagined. With reference to the Victorian tradition of locks of hair worn in pendants, the act of sustaining the disembodied hair growth of the dead can present a new encounter with remembrance. This is further heightened by the emotive qualities of hair; it’s smell, texture, length, colour and style to encapsulate memories of a person.