Eternal House: A Digital Reincarnation is a series of 5 animated GIFs comissioned in July, 2017 by the Metropolitan Museum of Art as part of a festival celebrating the classic children's book "The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankenweiler" by E.L. Konisburg.


The series was inspired by the Mastaba Tomb of Perneb, located in the Egyptian wing of the museum. The tomb, recreated at the MET in 1913, was constructed for the priest Perneb sometime in the 5th dynasty and post-mortem, served as a place of honor, ritual, and celebration of eternal life after death. The GIF series, composed from digital video processing techniques live inside the tomb, uses various iconography from the tomb, including the image of Ra, the sun god, and the statue of Perneb in the serdab, where it was believed his spirit would be housed forever. The GIFs represent a sort of "digitial reincarnation," or a representation of life after death in the way the images feedback into a suspended loop of eternal motion.