Informed by the Weathered Lives project, In Memoriam is a new artwork by internationally renowned artist Luke Jerram. Luke is a collaborator on the project and developed the artwork as a temporary memorial for the public to visit and remember those lost from the COVID-19 pandemic and pay tribute to all the NHS health and care workers who have been risking their lives during the crisis.
Created from bed sheets and arranged in the form of a medical logo. Presented in the open air and in windy locations, In Memoriam also references the role the weather has played in our health and mental wellbeing during lockdown. Changing minute by minute, the artwork reflects and responds to the altering weather conditions. It amplifies the weather while making the invisible air currents visible. Our capacity to weather the pandemic has been grossly influenced by a multitude of inequalities. In Memoriam makes visible what must ultimately become, the winds of change.