“The Lascaux Virtual Caves” by Benjamin J. Britton

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    The Lascaux Virtual Caves

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Artist Statement:

    This is a museum installation about the cave of Lascaux (France), an interactive reconstruction of the ancient painted cave made with a new computer graphic technique called virtual reality. In one of the two rooms of the installation, a viewer seated in a chair dons wraparound 3D glasses, grabs a joystick and starts exploring the caves. Should he study the painting of an, animal for a period of time, it becomes a clip and then dissolves. In the other room, viewers see everything he sees except for the clip which is a private viewing experience. One at a time, the spectators can become 3D viewers/explorers for about ten minutes. Those willing to share a secret receive a message regarding the hidden history of humanity.


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