Johnny Kelly

Johnny Kelly

'This is what we do for the dying. I am permitted to add one memory of my own to the store. The others will hold it, will cherish it as carefully as the words of a Lawlord'.

Johnny Kelly interpreted the finale of the story where the prisoner is allowed to add one of his personal memories to be remembered for future generations. In response he has developed a new web-based drawing app that allows visitors to contribute their own memory to a digital Memory Bank. Each week a screenprinted poster of all the memories submitted is added to the exhibition installation. In addition, an ever-growing sea of memories will be generated through online submissions, creating a legacy for the project.

Kelly is an Irish graphic designer based in London. He works across various disciplines including animation, graphic design and illustration. Most recently, his two minute film for Chipotle Mexican Restaurant won two Grand Prix at the 2012 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

© Johnny Kelly, 2013

Jointly commissioned by the Victoria and Albert Museum and Sky Arts
With thanks to Samsung