MEmorial is an immersive performance project exploring digital memorialisation and the significance of ‘being remembered’. The project draws upon emerging research in the area of social-digital studies, focusing on online legacy and speculation around and beyond current digital legacy services.
MEmorial is a collaboration between artist Beverley Hood, creative technologist Tom Flint, theatre practitioner Sarah Rose Graber and playwright Morna Young. The project team undertook a two-week collaborative research residency at the Museum of Loss and Renewal, Collemacchia, Italy in October 2018, funded by Creative Scotland. Prior to this Graber and Young undertook research with the National Theatre of Scotland and ARC, Stockton. In June 2019 the team completed a two week development workshop, to follow on from this initial research, funded by an Edinburgh Futures Institute Research Award. The workshop culminated in a work-in-progress sharing event on Thursday 27th June 7-9pm, Inspace, University of Edinburgh. Additional support was provided by Sam Flint (programming), John Morrison and Mari-Nikol Panteva (additional performers).
With thanks to the AI, Ethics and Society research group, Mike Boyd, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh Napier University, Design Informatics, Ewa Luger, Burkhart Schafer, the the Ucreate Studio and Jonathan Wyatt. Initial research was supported by The Museum of Loss and Renewal, Creative Scotland, National Theatre of Scotland and ARC Stockton.
Photography by Chris Scott