‘A Mirror For Remembering’, Alex May (2020)

A Mirror for Remembering is a major new virtual reality artwork by Alex May. The artwork explores the complexities and growing necessity to address the preservation and permanence of the digital artefacts that form an increasing part of our everyday lives.

Taking you on a journey through a series of immersive 3D environments comprising stylised digital scans of historic museum objects, the artwork encourages audiences to consider how both physical and digital artefacts are not static: they bring stories to life, are continuously changing, decomposing, and require specialised care. This commission has been made possible through the generous support of the Arts Council England funded Kent Medway Museums National Portfolio Organisation and utilises the extensive collections held by Tunbridge Wells Borough Council.