When the story of ComingWorldRememberMe began, we intended to give the land art installation a permanent place on the no man’s land. The symbolism of the clay sculptures that would eventually perish in the soil where the clay partially came from and where 100 years ago so many people died, would complete the story for us.
Because of the nature of the location, it was only possible for the full land art installation to remain temporarily in the Palingbeek provincial park.
It was soon decided that we wanted as much sculptures as possible to return to those who were essential in their creation: the participants. At the end of 2018 everyone got the chance to collect on or more sculptures. In this way the sculptures were spread over Flanders and abroad and will in so many places be a permanent memory of the the engagement of the thousands of participants and of the 600,000 victims.
However, a permanent place in no-man’s-land was be given to the 600,000 dog tags with the names of the victims and the makers of the statues in the glass work in the paviljon. Close to it there is another permanent work by artist Koen Vanmechelen. Remember Me contains a usb-stick with on it the database with the names of all the godfathers and godmothers of the project connected to the name of all the victims of WWI.