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Ria Pacquée returns to Egypt, showing some of the sights and sounds which follow the sea of tourists which descends on Egypt every year. Against a backdrop of familiar gods, stylised figures and hieroglyphs, a steady stream of behatted, sunglass-wearing figures take photographs and record video footage. Following a path marked out with rope, fencing and stairs, they see only the Egypt shipped here for their benefit — souvenir shops, markets, camel rides, chip stands and tour-guides with clipboards.


Pacquée draws comparisons between the mass-produced souvenirs and the original works that inspired them, contrasting the authentic with the synthetic experience. On top of that, she adds an extra layer of a simulacrum, found on the beaches of Blankenberge.


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