𝙽𝚊𝚟𝚒𝚐𝚊𝚝𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚛𝚘𝚞𝚐𝚑 𝚂𝚎𝚊𝚜𝚘𝚗 3
What if Tutankhamun's treasure had been discovered in Belgium?
A dreamlike interpretation of Tutankhamun's universe in the Metaverse.
Artificial Intelligence Experience-generated images faced with authentic archival glass transparencies.
6 to 23 October
Worlds of AI-generated images by Petermfriess & Zhu Dan -
Archive curator: Olivier Guyaux
Always a fascinating subject, Egyptology has a long tradition in Belgium. In this exhibition, monuments and emblematic Belgian heritage sites function as the building blocks for a dreamlike interpretation of the eternal cosmos of Tutankhamun in the Metaverse. An interesting vis-à-vis of analogue/digital flaws and imagined spatio-temporal crossings. In addition, the exhibition functions as an interrogation of human and artificial creativity.
TinyGallery, a place dedicated primarily to photography, is also a place which allows for an intersection with experimental imagery. The anniversary of the opening of Tutankhamun's tomb in 1922 is an opportunity to take photographs of Egypt taken in the 1920s out of the archives and interconnect them with images generated using artificial intelligence. The archival photos, which where discovered in an attic in Belgium, are accompanied by textual description produced at the time. The textual descriptions serve as the basis for a fictional story “What if, in the Metaverse, Tutankhamun had been King of Belgium?