memorials for dead websites

art installation by Lenara Verle for Entretempo's Art Garden


This project is a tribute to websites that don’t exist anymore. Some were useful tools, which I used almost daily, but they lost users to better products and died of competition. Some were beloved art sites whose cutting edge technology at the time is not anymore compatible with current equipment and died of obsolescence.

For them, I created small tokens of rememberance, jars with screenshots, wood planks with URLs written on them, and stones engraved with tales of what they were.

The memorials were left at the abandoned section of the cemetery, to be a company to the empty graves and the weed- and cobweb-covered tombstones, a temporary marker in physical space of their ephemeral online lives.