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In the wake of crises, what should we remember, and how? Named after the Ukrainian Orthodox prayer for the dead, the Canadian feminist Decameron Collective’s Memory Eternal (Вічная Пам'ять) is a single user Virtual Reality work designed for Quest 2 featuring seventeen distinct storytelling works including 360 video, interactive and spatialized sound, AI generated images and video, film, and text. Set in a surreal and watery landscape inspired by the classical underworld, a space of memory bounded by the rivers of Woe, Lamentation, and Forgetfulness, the works investigate our shared experiences of grief and loss at personal, societal, and planetary scales.

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Memory Eternal is a deeply intimate work of electronic literature and research co-creation that results from years-long conversations, inquiry, and artistic experimentation between the members of the Decameron Collective.

The generation of the world and works in it is the product of a speculative feminist praxis asking what important relationships to the past and what forms of futurity can be attained through digital storytelling and research co-creation.

Here, group members experiment with interactive forms for memory work rooted in an epistemology of hope. In individually and collectively-created works, they develop a collaborative vision of how we can move through grieving to collectivity and growth. Interactants journeys in the VR world take them through experiences of mourning, sitting with, and awakening to new futures. 

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