Online Exhibition MEMENTO by Lorenz Widmaier

The digital society takes up traditional practices of mourning and remembrance and adds new possibilities. Digital technologies and the vast amount of digital material such as photographs, texts, videos, and sound recordings enable mourners to deal with memories creatively. It is relatively easy to create memorial films from images and voice messages of the deceased, or to design and print photo books using algorithms and layout templates. These possibilities help mourners to find ways from mourning to remembrance.

POEM Fellow Lorenz Widmaier contributed five positions of digital forms of commemoration to the exhibition MEMENTO at the Museum of Sepulchral Culture. The contributions are insights into the research about the meaning of digital legacies for mourning and remembrance.

On his project website you will find the link to the 360° online exhibition and can directly explore the five contributions to digital commemoration. Read more about the exhibition on the website of Museum of Sepulchral Culture.


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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 764859.