Journey of Silopotrebla - Temple of Dragons
I would look for hours at South America, or Africa, or Australia, and lose myself in all the glories of exploration. At that time there were many blank spaces on the earth, and when I saw one that looked particularly inviting on a map, I would put my finger on it and say, When I grow up I will go there.
- Joseph Conrad
That was the motivation behind the Great Exhibition. The curiosity of the crowd that the exotic artefacts from afar or the past that we have little knowledge of. Albertopolis has remained its core function as an active site in producing and consuming knowledge.
The temple of dragons is an abstracted form of knowledge consumption - the way we worship knowledge, artefacts encapsulated by glass vitrines, observing these objects to search for truth in our universe.
The project asks whether the social ritual of museum-visiting can be an object of interest, and whether that can