Curses! is a new installation and tour within the UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology that aims to tap into the subconscious and this generation’s increasing cultural obsession with superstition. Visitors will take part in an audio tour of the museum where they will be exposed to an assortment of cursed objects and stories.
The experience ends by being pysically cursed themselves on entering a specially designed chamber. The only way to rid themselves of the curse is to bring two people back to the exhibition or to perform a good deed and post the evidence to social media.
Sam Bompas, director, Bompas & Parr said "So with food, we are normally doing something that almost anyone can relate to, so with some of the other work that we do at Bompas & Parr, we’re trying to look at what are those things that everyone can be excited about. So supernatural’s one of them, but if you look at some of our other projects as well they address those human universals.
"I have no idea who is going to come; I would imagine that we have a lot of people who are our regular audience who are kind of 25-35 year olds that are looking for something fun to do, often on a date. I think with this we’ll find a lot of people who are deeply interested in supernatural, deeply interested in curses! so it should be quite a wide ranging audience."
The event will be open to the public from the 18th November -16th December 2017.