by Meenakshi Dubey-Pathak & Pilar Fatás
29 November 2022
Concurrent with his film career, he has branched out into archaeology, with a particular interest in the origins and meanings of rock art. Working with a team of interactive designers, architects, and 3D engineers, he is currently developing an international exhibition of a selection of rock art panels listed by UNESCO as World Heritage. The Adventure of Rock Art will utilize innovative techniques of reproduction and of immersive forms of presentation to transport visitors through time and space for a physical and emotional experience worthy of what can be felt in the original sites. This project builds on an exclusive 28-minute single sequence shot through the Chauvet-Pont d’Arc Cave, allowing audiences to experience through a cinematic narrative the totality of 37,000-year-old paintings discovered in the cave. Titled The Final Passage, this short film premiered in 2015 at the Locarno Film Festival, and has shown also at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, the British Museum in London, and the Palais de Tokyo in Paris.