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Rupert Till: Archaeological Immersion

In this immersive presentation on Pictureville Cinema’s curved screen, Professor Rupert Till will showcase his research into sound archaeology.

Professor Rupert Till, Associate Dean for International School of Music, Humanities and Media at the University of Huddersfield, will showcase his research into sound archaeology through an immersive installation.

Using footage produced from digital modelling of Stonehenge, caves in Cantabria, and an amphitheatre in Cyprus, as well as a soundtrack of reconstructions of ancient instruments, Rupert will demonstrate the process of archaeological reconstruction through anamorphic 4K film, laser scanning and the use of Unreal Engine.

Specially formatted for our deeply curved Cinerama screen, the result is a chance to experience what it might have been like to be in these spaces in the past. You will journey to archaeological sites that are little known, hard to access, closed to the public, or that don’t exist anymore. This presentation affords a unique travelogue view of the past—using the digital film technologies of our future.