Memento Mori is a participatory performance that deals with the theme of Death. How do we, as individuals and society, deal with the fact that we will all come to an inevitable end? How does the quality of our presence and experience of life become affected by the fact that we constantly forget that we will all die?
Memento Mori is an invitation to come and perform your last dance with your own death. A danse macabre where prime ministers, supermarket cashiers, vagabonds, CEOs, elders, healthy young athletes, fools, and erudites alike join in. Regardless of your status, wealth, or accomplishments in life, death comes equally for everyone.
This piece is born from fear. From the fear of forgetting. From the fear of being at my deathbed and realizing that “when I was alive I saw nothing of life”.
Dance. Dance at last.
Oh, dance, dance to your last.
Your last breath. Dance.
When Death comes, may it find us alive.
Created by: Javier Cárcel Hidalgo-Saavedra and Anita Kremm
Performer: Javier Cárcel Hidalgo-Saavedra
Video artist: Anita Kremm
Sound artist: Kymbali Williams