Remember Me

9th Jun 2017 - 10:00am - 21st Jun 2017, 4:00pm

The Arts Centre

Remember Me – Professor Helen Newall

Remember Me is a multimedia art installation designed for an audience-of-one to explore the fragmentation of memory and identity in the context of the First World War.

Combining digital animation, physical memorabilia and soundtrack, Remember Me provides a powerful visual and sensory experience which brings the soldiers depicted in salvaged original photographs back to our attention in the present. The installation asks how we remember those without identity or direct memories, and how we can commemorate them.

Helen Newall is Professor of Theatre Praxis in the Department of Performing Arts at Edge Hill University. As a playwright and digital artist, her research involves installations, performative documentation and immersivity. She is a director and fiction writer, with a specific interest in commemoration, the First World War and both site specific and site responsive community writing. Helen has written for a number of prestigious institutions including, The Nuffield Theatre, ITV-West and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

The installation can be viewed in individual 20 minute sessions.

Dates for viewing are

  • Friday 9th June between 10am – 5pm
  • Monday 12 June, 10am – 5pm
  • Tuesday 13 June, 10am – 5pm
  • Wednesday 14 June, 10am – 5pm
  • Tuesday 20th June, 10am – 9pm (last booking 8.30pm)
  • Wednesday 21st June, 10am – 4pm

Please contact Helen Newell at Newallhe@edgehill.ac.uk to book a time to see this work…

Further details about Festival of Ideas 2017 can be found here