RA-Balisk / Ekara

The Temple of the New Sun

“Picture Ancient Egypt meets Arabian nights meets Dr. Seuss meets Austin Powers meets Willy Wonka….” review from yelp

A commission from the SF de Young Museum for installation in the Kimball education gallery in tandem with the International touring King TUT exhibit

Gregangelo creates a multi-media theatrical adventure through a solar temple. Guests explore the mysterious inner sanctum of the temple which includes three dimensional dioramas, unexpected horizons, and dazzling special effects integrated into the interactive installations. The temple art is based primarily on ancient Egyptian icons, motifs, and symbols. Traditional iconography is interpreted with a contemporary sensibility, making “Ra-Balisk” not an ethnographic documentation of something that might have existed in the distant past, but rather a vibrant, living, sacred space that brings the ancient artistic spirit forward to the present and into the future…

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