memorials for dead websites

art installation by Lenara Verle for Entretempo's Art Garden
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The first part of the installation consisted in glass jars and wood sticks that I left at different spots in the cemetery. Some memorials, placed at more “hidden” spots, remained there longer. Others stood at more conspicuos spots and were removed after a few days. They were all meant to be ephemeral, and I also inserted some organic material inside the jars, so the printed screenshots would slowly decompose together with it.



The second part of the installation, done after most of the first memorials were gone, was meant to be (slightly) more permanent. This time I wrote the names of the websites, together with their dates of birth and death, on stone slabs. I expect the ink I used to also fade away with time, albeit slowly.