'In Memoriam' has been designed specifically to be presented in large open spaces to comply with social distancing. With the expanse of space around the flags and a strong airflow, the artwork can safely be visited with people able to walk, stand or sit in its midst.
Birmingham Hippodrome's Director of Festivals Graham Callister said: "We are so pleased to be presenting another stunning installation from Luke Jerram and to partner with BrumYODO to offer a moment of calm and reflection on the Coronavirus pandemic. We would also like to thank Birmingham City Council Parks Service and Public Art Group for their support with this special installation."
'In Memoriam' by Luke Jerram was originally commissioned by the Weston Arts Health Weekender. Supported by Without Walls and FESTIVAL.ORG. Informed by the Wellcome Trust-funded 'Weather Lives' project, led by Dr Cassie Phoenix at Durham University.