Today, within the framework of its digital programs, the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum launched a 20-minute audio tour entitled “We are not alone”, during which the listener lives an adventure of science fiction to discover the exceptional architecture of the museum. The Louvre Abu Dhabi collaborated to author and produce this tour with the “Soundwok Collective” group, which includes talented artists and musicians. The audio tour is also accompanied by a short film that depicts this story, which takes place throughout the museum thousands of years ago in a post-human galaxy.
A tour is available «We are not alone»Through the website of the Louvre Abu Dhabi in six languages, the story can be heard with the voices of famous personalities from around the world, as it is narrated in Arabic by the Emirati artist Hussien El-Jasmy, And in English the American actor Willem Dafoe, French and English actress and French singer Charlotte Ginsburg, And in Mandarin Chinese actress Zhou Dongyu, And in Russian, songs, producer and singer Nina Kraves, And in German director and playwright Wim Wonders.
The audio tour is based on a text written by Stephan Krasnyanski, centered on the architecture of the Louvre Abu Dhabi and the geometrical shapes underlying it. It begins with a message from Jean Nouvel, the famous architect who designed the museum, for future generations. Then the narrator, with the power of his apparent voice, takes the listener to a futuristic world, inviting him to imagine the museum in a galaxy thousands of years after the extinction of humans. This experience prompts the listener to think about the human condition in a future governed by artificial intelligence, by asking questions centered on free will, the nature of man and his fate.
And he said Mohammed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Head of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi“Museums, especially in these difficult times in which we live, play an important role in promoting optimism in society. I am very proud to see the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum take upon this role with great dedication, and it is constantly striving to launch new initiatives that give hope to us. In this context, the “We are not alone” tour is a good example of this. The Louvre Abu Dhabi, in line with its mission and cultural diversity in the emirate, has been able to bring together 7 talents from around the world to offer its audience an exceptional experience. This science fiction-based audio tour embodies innovation and creativity in the museum’s digital initiatives.
For his part, he said Manuel Rabate, Director of the Louvre Abu Dhabi: «The Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum tells the history of art through the ages. So we are constantly striving to invent new ways in which to tell the stories of the museum’s art pieces and architecture. Therefore, this tour is a testament to the innovative approach we are adopting to narrate the encounter of cultures. ”