Examples of poetic Memorials

biopresence.jpgI like this. By using a specially developed coding method, the artists encode human DNA underneath the DNA of a plant cell, without affecting the resulting tree in any way. So, the deceased person’s DNA will live on as an integral part of the tree. An apple tree is used. A living tombstone and poetic if you can identify with your DNA code.

pepparholmen.jpgThis one also. (The winner) It’s a virtual memorial connected to a light installation at Pepparholmen. When someone visits the virtual memorial, a light-pole on the island is turned on only to slowly start fading away after a while.

Both memorials emphasize physicality – that there should be some kind of specific physical space dedicated to the memory of the deceased. Why is this important?



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