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Design: Jason Slabbynck in collaboration with Benjamien Lycke
Scenery and graphic design for an opera by Benjamien Lycke. Some prevarications by the astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson form the inspiration for Acubens. In a lecture he tells the story of the influential imam Hamid Al-Ghazali who claimed that “manipulating numbers is the work of the devil” and by that made an end to thriving scientific research in the Middle-east a millennium ago. Tyson subsequently expresses a fear for a modern Al-Ghazali who would force scientists to work in secret.