Hidden Worlds

Beale, G. (2018) Hidden Worlds. [Exhibitions]

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Item Type:Exhibitions
Additional Information:Hidden worlds was was a site specific installation for York Castle Museum prison cells which was installed during four events (1st October 2018, 2nd November, 14th November and 30th November 2018). Using tablet based AR and SLAM tracking the devices recognised the room's geometry in real time and superimposed 2D animation and 3D scenes onto features in the room replacing doors, windows and furniture with digital content. This technique was used to tell stories based on imagined episodes from prisoners' lives outside of the prison. The experiences were narrative and objects appeared and vanished with text and sound providing narrative interpretation. Visitors were able to trigger three of these narrative scenes including (1) a weavers loom appearing at full scale in the centre of the room which transformed into a cloth labarynth which visitors could navigate (2) the deck of a merchantman ship around which users could walk, activating specific information relating to transatlantic trade and transportation of prisoners (3) a pub in which users could overhear coversations and piece together a story, different conversations becoming clearer or fainter depending on where the user was stood. The installation was experienced by approximately 300 people during the four events.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Beale, Dr Gareth
Authors: Beale, G.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Archaeology

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
304235Within the walls of York Gaol: Memory, Place and the Immersive museumGareth BealeArts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)AH/R008701/2Arts - Archaeology