Living Memories World Covid Tribute

A multisensory live and augmented reality experience
for reflection and inspiration for a better future for all

Visual Artist – Marcos Lutyens in partnership with The World Health Organization and Global Scrub Choir



September 17th, 8:00 am to 12:00 noon

The Mall at the Naumburg Bandshell, Central Park, NY.

September 19th, 12:00 pm

at The Mount Sinai Hospital as guests of the music therapy team at the hospital.

September 23rd, 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm

at Josie Robertson Plaza, Lincoln Center, NY, as part of the WHO Healing Arts Program for the 78th United Nations General Assembly.

This unique project pays tribute to the lives lost during the pandemic, creating a living memory for us all. It encourages us to take a moment to pause and reflect, while also motivating us to work towards a fairer and healthier world.

The Living Memories World COVID Tribute can be seen either as a large installation on the ground or worn as a garment by performers. It is enhanced by an augmented reality display of floating roses, which serve as tributes to the medical workers who tragically lost their lives to COVID. The experience is paired with the sonorous voices of the Global Scrub Choir, both in the augmented reality space and in live performances.

For the audience and viewer

For visitors, you have the freedom to decide how you want to engage with this artwork. You can take time for personal reflection while looking at the quilted map, without needing to use your smartphone to access the augmented reality. You can also immerse yourself in the map’s live music, performed by the Global Scrub Choir. Alternatively, if you prefer a more interactive experience, you can use your smart device or tablet to delve into the augmented reality aspect of the project.

They can choose to engage in the augmented reality experience through their smart device and tablets.



Additional support