Israel López Balan
Espacio Cero / UAM / UIC-Chicago
Isis Aparicio Hernández
GRAVEWHEEL. A trip into your memories.
#sacredpark #lifeafterdeath #newcemeteries #ourlightremains #gravewheel
“You will always exist in the universe in one form or another.”
Past and present, light and darkness, nature and culture; life and death are two sides of the same coin.
Capsules of a half-buried Ferris wheel project in the darkness of underground all the memories of deceased people, due to GRAVEWHEEL, an app that collects and classifies photos, music and videos throughout their life. After people die, family and friends go to a park to spread their ashes that symbolize their return to the natural flow of material universe. When the capsules emerge again to the surface, landscape is for its passengers a symbol of rebirth and acceptance of death, but people can also use the wheel to see their own lives projected and corroborate everything they have lived and suffered, this is, the succession of all his little duels and joys that define his memory and consciousness. We are our memories. We die little by little everyday, but our light remains in others…