An immersive sensory narrative spatially woven of architecture, performance and installation.
The Petrie Museum Fantasia we worked on is still the talk of the university and has raised the museum’s profile drastically. So much so that the university is granting the museum the funds to build a new museum next to the Bloomsbury Theatre. We are all very excited and the Fantasia Committee send their regards to you for designing the Fantasia.
— Janet Johnstone (Friends of the Petrie Museum)

Egyptian Fantasia

September 2006

A promenade theatre event involving a series of tableau vivant performance installations, inspired by Egyptian mythology. Created for a prestigious fundraising event, the project used ancient Egyptian murals as the starting point. The tableaux vivants became activated and performers stepped out of two-dimensional space into three-dimensional, mingling with guests. Movement between the various installation areas was structured around the cyclic myth of Osiris - death and rebirth - in endless repetition.

Location: Octagon Building, University College London, UK

Collaborators: Xristina Penna, Galya Solodovnikova, Angeliki Athanasiadou

Commissioned by the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archeology

 Plan of UCL venue with four distinct performance installation environments

Plan of UCL venue with four distinct performance installation environments