In Vivam Memoriam
An installation by Romain Tardy
Music by Loran Delforge
Words by Maud Marique
Production: Constellations de Metz
Temple Neuf, Metz, France, June-September 2019
Step into a thought-provoking vision of the future with In Vivam Memoriam, a captivating art installation that unfolds in a sacred temple. Here, an assembly of individuals gathers for a solemn ceremony, marking the end of the digital era and the civilization it has guided for decades.
This poignant farewell evokes a range of emotions—a blend of contemplation, bewilderment, and a hint of feverish anticipation. As they bid adieu to the digital era, participants find themselves immersed in a moment filled with both excitement and apprehension. The ceremony serves as a catalyst for introspection, prompting them to question the implications and consequences of a world liberated from digital constraints.
In Vivam Memoriam comes to life as a grand, site-specific mixed-media art installation. It harmoniously integrates elements of both high and low technology. You'll encounter four custom-made programmable LED structures, lasers, and eight analog lightboxes, each housing still-life photographs meticulously created for this project.
The immersive experience is further enhanced by a captivating 12-channel soundtrack composed by Loran Delforge. The audio landscape accompanies a poem by Maud Marique, both audible and visually represented, resonating throughout the installation.
"In Vivam Memoriam" encapsulates a fictional narrative that blurs the line between reality and imagination, inviting viewers to ponder the possibilities that lie beyond the digital era. It sparks contemplation about the complex relationship between humanity and technology, leaving room for diverse interpretations and nuanced conversations about the implications of a post-digital world.