Memory in the Wake of Atrocity
7:00 PM19:00

Memory in the Wake of Atrocity

An evening of talks exploring how technology and the digital age is shaping our approach to remembering those lost to atrocity.

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Dan is an artist, creative technologist, and game developer. He will be talking about his current body of work, a series of experimental games exploring his experiences in the aftermath of the Manchester terror attack in which his brother was tragically lost.

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Matthew is a research fellow at Leeds University and will be discussing his projects exploring the future of Holocaust memory in the digital age. His work includes Interactive Testimony, a series of interactive holograms of Holocaust survivors, and Virtual Holocaust Memoryscapes, a research project developing immersive virtual environments of Holocaust memorial sites.

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Sarah is the founder of The Death Forum and has an interest in how technology and digital culture is changing our relationship with death. She will be opening the event with an overview of recent notable news and developments in this area, and giving an introduction to the events theme.

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- The venues main entrance is on the ground floor but has two steps to contend with, an accessible side entrance with a ramp is easily available and can be accessed on the evening. But, If you would like to access this side entrance we ask that you please contact us via the details below and you will be welcomed at the door to ensure you can enter with ease. 

- The event is seated, and sound will be amplified. Should you require a wheelchair space or a reserved seat near the front due to visual impairment please contact us via the details below and this will happily be arranged 

- Any accompanying carers will be entitled to a free entry, please contact us to reserve a free ticket.

If you would like to discuss any of the above or have any other queries about access of any nature please contact:

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The Death Forum: Grief
7:30 PM19:30

The Death Forum: Grief

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- Talks by Ellie Harrison and Natalie Kane
- Tickets £3.50
- Bar open from 6pm

In our debut event we will be looking at the topic of grief. Both a deeply personal and universally shared experience, grief gives life meaning and holds it to ransom in equal measure. Can we break down the walls that grief creates and better understand our grieving experiences through art? With the developments of digital culture and technology how may grief take shape in the future? We will be seeking to explore all these questions and more.

Ellie Harrison, the highly acclaimed artist and performance maker will be taking us through a journey of the seven stages of grief via a talk on her project the Grief Series. This deeply impactful and collaborative collection ranges from an intimate one to one theatre work performed in hotel rooms, to the Unfair, a fully working victorian funfair centred around the theme of anger.

Second to the stage will be Natalie Kane, a writer and curator with a specialist interest in how the narratives of magic and hauntings pervade our relationship with technology. For the event Kane’s talk will be focusing on how digital culture has impacted our traditional grief rituals, and will be presenting ideas on how technology is set to shape the future of how we mourn.


The evening will conclude with a Q&A with the cafe bar open for drinks.

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