The Church of Internet - Aku Meriläinen / W A U H A U S
Game / Performance (2017)
THE CHURCH OF INTERNET
A recent extension to our cultural relationship with death is the increasing number of the deceased who have created a large amount of digital content, such as social media profiles, that will remain online after their death. Issues on how this information is sensitively dealt with are complicated, [and there are no] clear policies on what happens to the [data] of deceased users.
- Wikipedia 9.5.2017
The Church of Internet is a game that the audience plays together. The game forms into a mourning gathering where we search for new ways of grieving, remembering and celebrating in the internet era. It is a possibility to face questions about empathy in digital interaction and all that we leave behind.
The internet never forgets.
PREMIERE: 2nd of August 2017
CONCEPT: W A U H A U S
WORKING GROUP: Samuli Laine, Jussi Matikainen, Aku Meriläinen & Jarkko Partanen
PRODUCTION: URB-Festival, W A U H A U S
PHOTOS: Simo Karisalo
SUPPORTED BY: Taiteen Edistämiskeskus / Arts Promotion Centre Finland and SKR / Suomen Kulttuurirahasto