Instant Gratification at the Temple of Dendur
A once-in-a-lifetime event is fragile. Weeks of waiting are distilled down to a few fleeting hours. Countless days of anticipation cascade into a pool of short-lived revelry. One marvelous second. One elegant minute. One irreplaceable instant.
The project was pitched as an idea to allow photography and the Metropolitan Museum of Art to capture an evening in time. Freeze it as it happens and relive it, not as an abstraction but as a reality. Photographs of the event were taken, then projected on the wall for the guests while they were still there. Real life. Real time. They watched each other. They saw themselves.
They were no longer merely visitors at an event ... they became it.
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