British Museum Late

Journey through the afterlife: ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead

British Museum Late

Home live art in collaboration with the British Museum, presented a spectacular event around the exhibition: journey through the afterlife: ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead at the British Museum. The Book of the Dead is a fascinating set of texts that assisted the soul on its journey through the underworld.

Working in collaboration with site-specific theatre company Periplum and a range of other performers, curators and experts, the event involved a series of theatrical moments, music, dance, film, participatory performances and workshops which drew out the themes of the exhibition, as well as contemporary thoughts and opinions on death and the afterlife.

The project was set against the magnificent backdrop of the British Museum’s Great Court and ground floor gallery spaces.

Artists/performers/workshop leaders include815agencyPeriplumPhil Minton with the Feral Choir,Juliet Russell (Vocal ExplosionDaemon Or DoppelgangerSubstantial FilmJuliana Brustik & Al Malikat dance troupe, Irving Finkel, Janet Johnstone, Delia Pemberton, Katherine Hoare, Samira Kirollos and others tbc.

Supported by Cowling and Wilcox

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