memento mori


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a reminder (as a death's head) of your mortality

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Elinor Randle and Yorgos Karamalegos in Memento Mori at the Unity
Founded by Greek-born Yorgos Karamalegos and Elinor Randle, the company is now working on a new work Memento Mori which will explore the myth of Orpheus and Euridices.
Indeed, one feels that however much these are objects bound to elicit a chuckle from their viewers, they also are meant to serve as memento mori of sorts, talismans that act as evidence of pleasures had, activities partaken in.
Under the lime wash on the west wall the Memento Mori -- Latin for Remember you must die -- which probably dates from Tudor times, was uncovered.
From the series Flowers, Fruits and Portraits, 2008, Shirana Shahbazi's gigantic still life featuring fruit and a skull, hung like a Bollywood billboard on the exterior wall of the exhibition hall, an entertainment-industry memento mori for museum and city.
For Everything #10, 2006, which Piper produced last May for the public art nonprofit organization Creative Time, it was painted backwards on volunteers' foreheads in henna, confronting them with a slow-dissolving memento mori every time they looked in a mirror.
In harnessing the capacity of light to physically transform a surface, and in utilizing a source of journalistic record, Cantoni's project operates as a reminder both of photography's technical basis and of its theoretical straddling of life and death, its role as Barthesian memento mori.
If Baroque artists explored symbols of death, today's artists are using sci-fi as memento mori.
Like a Baroque still life, his work is both a demonstration of artistic virtuosity and a memento mori.
On Evolution is a memento mori for human civilization.
The pedestal for this glamorous memento mori was a black trunk of the kind typically used to transport DJ equipment.
He covers memento mori in art and literature, Charles and Ray Eames' Powers of Ten as memento mori, memento mori as "consciousness of mortality" and as a cultural phenomenon, ethical memento mori: Win Wenders' Notebook on Cities and Clothes, documentaries as contemporary memento mori, quintessential memento mori: Derek Jarman's Blue, and personal memento mori: the iconic 9/11 footage and the threat of death.
In Memento Mori, Muriel Spark literalises the traditional memento mori image, rendering the concept in the contemporary medium of telecommunications: a disembodied voice calls characters on the telephone to remind them that they must die.
Four of Spark's novels,The Comforters, Robinson, Memento Mori, and The Ballad of Peckham Rye, will be released in November 2017.