WE ARE NOT ALONE
A futuristic audio and visual experience, by SOUNDWALK COLLECTIVE. Featuring Hussain Al Jassmi, Willem Dafoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Zhou Dongyu, Nina Kraviz, Wim Wenders & Jean Nouvel.
DIM THE LIGHTS AND TRAVEL THOUSANDS OF YEARS INTO THE FUTURE…
This sound creation from Soundwalk Collective takes us to a time where super intelligence and interstellar travel is the norm. Interpreted by Willem Dafoe in English, Charlotte Gainsbourg in English and French and Hussain Al Jassmi in Arabic, one is invited to discover the Louvre Abu Dhabi and its surroundings to understand history, its impact and meaning in a post-human galaxy, while questioning free will, human nature and destiny.
Humans have a unique ability for abstract thinking paired with an affinity for the past, giving rise to museums that capture history and preserve it. We reflect as we look into the future: building on the work of our ancestors, where is our species headed? After all, lived reality is always a construction of the imagination.
The audio walk concludes with an M.I.T. algorithm defining the names of future exoplanets interpreted by Hussain Al Jassmi, Willem Dafoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Zhou Dongyu, Nina Kraviz, Wim Wenders & Jean Nouvel.
Duration 20 min.
Louvre Abu Dhabi