Luke Jerram’s ceremonial art installation, made from 120 bedsheets, created moments for visitors to reflect and remember those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and to pay tribute to the NHS staff and volunteers who have worked so tirelessly to care for so many.
(Photo by Helen George -HG Aerial Imagery)
10-18 Oct 2020
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A tribute to those affected by COVID-19. Listen to the sounds it makes in the wind. What does being amongst the art installation make you feel?
Experience – Reflect – Remember
A programme of unique digital performances designed to enhance your online experience of the art installation.
2Faced Dance Company perform a section of “Hollow in a World Too Full” amongst the flags of In Memoriam by Luke Jerram.
Ellie Dart (Worcestershire Young Poet Laureate) performs her poem “Finding Hope” as part of the presentation of In Memoriam by Luke Jerram.
Cellist, Corinne Frost (English Symphony Orchestra) performs an improvised piece of music inspired by In Memoriam by Luke Jerram.
In tribute to our NHS and key workers
Tina Baxter, GP Practice Nurse
“The sounds the installation makes are quite eerie and to me, it reflects what it felt like when we went into lockdown. As a GP Practice nurse, I had to go to work and it was my quickest journeys ever because there was nobody about and it was just eerie and strange and weird.”
Upper GI Clinical Nurse Specialist
“I think for me, it brought back the feelings of when this all started and also what everyone has been through, us as a nursing community and everyone as a wider public as well. It was a little bit emotional, but actually, it was lovely to walk through it and just feel part of it.”
Andy Baxter, Consultant Radiologist
“It was a nice opportunity to reflect on what’s been happening around us in the last few months and it felt quite peaceful. The fact that the installation is made from bedsheets was very significant, its quite poignant.”
About In Memoriam
In Memoriam is an artwork by Luke Jerram, commissioned by Culture Weston and University Hospitals Bristol & Weston NHS Foundation Trust. Supported by Without Walls and FESTIVAL.ORG. Informed by the Wellcome Trust-funded ‘Weather Lives’ project, led by Dr Cassie Phoenix at Durham University.