PPP is extending its relationship with AIKAX (Association of Indigenous Peoples of the Upper Xingu) and Associate Artist Takumã Kuikuro in an exciting new digital project in partnership with Factum Arte/Factum FoundationThe Horniman Museum and GardensMesosfera, Playground Entertainment and WeSense.

It aims to combine the digital data capture associated with world-leading cultural conservation practice (such as photogrammetry and 3D scanning/printing) with motion-capture, VR/AR tools such as Oculus Rift headsets and Manus gloves, and traditional Kuikuro objects and artefacts, to prototype an intense immersive experience for UK museum audiences of the day to day life, environment, myths and storytelling, dance, graphism, decorative painting, crafts and other cultural practices of an indigenous Brazilian village in the Upper Xingu region.  The immersive installation will be piloted/prototyped at the Horniman Museum at the end of 2018.

This research project is funded through a research grant to Paul Heritage jointly awarded by Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) under the “Immersive Experiences” call.