LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA
THE LABORATORY OF THE FUTURE
(SA ‘EY’ AMA: To Commemorate)
At the prestigious Venice Biennale, LOOTY as part of the Special Projects, Laboratory of the Future, aimed to challenge the conventional museum institution. This project questioned the accuracy of artifacts’ representation within museum spaces and pondered whether museums should be the exclusive repositories of history. LOOTY seized the opportunity to leverage AR/VR technology to address decarbonisation and decolonisation, providing a digital alternative for memorializing history.
The approach focused on democratizing history by developing a mobile experience that immersed visitors in captivating narratives, utilizing AR/VR lenses, film and soundscaping. This innovative showcase garnered widespread attention and acclaim, positioning LOOTY as a pioneer in the art and technology landscape. By challenging the norms and reimagining history presentation, LOOTY left a lasting impact at the Venice Biennale, reshaping the discourse around museums and their role in commemorating our collective past.
LOOTY’s transformative showcase at the Venice Biennale challenged norms, reshaping art, technology, and heritage discourse. The mobile experience and digital repatriation showcased LOOTY as an innovative leader, paving the way for a more acc
Owo Anietie (Digital Artist), Ayesha Quraishi (Composer/Multidisciplinary Artist), Keleenna Onyeaka (Photography/Videography), Itohan Emonvomwan (Video Editor), Joel Atkinson (3D Concept Visual), Emma MacNay (Creative Producer)
With the additional support of African Futures Institute
The world’s first digital repatriation of stolen art, , comprised of digital remnants of looted objects from prestigious institutions located primarily in the Global North.