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The Memento Engine

May 13, 2024May 31, 2024 EDT

Bird Library, 1st Floor

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Objects exposed to mori sensibilities incorporating Ai to reveal a hidden world

Curators: Stephen Singer / Duyen Thu Pham

A memento mori (Latin for remember death or remember that you have to die) is an artistic convention representing mortality and the shortness of life.  It is commonly represented through symbols such as a human skull or hourglass, juxtaposed with fruit, flowers, and other perishable items. Examples of this manner of art are uncommon today, most prominent in European art from the fifteenth through the nineteenth centuries. This exhibit features five random objects reimagined as possessing a manner of degrading mortal human spirit.  In-between states are shown to represent both time and the process of image creation.

This event was published on May 13, 2024.

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