Native Tongue by Gill Gatfield
The Native Tongue augmented reality application recreates the sculpture Native Tongue by Gill Gatfield in augmented reality.
Photogrammetry and texture artists have captured the sculpture in digital form. Using new augmented reality technology, people across the globe can now experience the stature and presence of this unique sculpture made from a rare native timber that predates the last Ice Age.
With thanks to the Spark Foundation.
A monumental solid I is shaped out of a single slab from the heartwood of a giant ancient kauri. Recovered from a prehistoric forest, the rare timber is radio carbon-dated at over 45,000 years old - predating the last Ice Age, the migration of Neanderthal man, early cave painting in Europe, the development of language, and human occupation of Aotearoa/New Zealand. Carefully excavated from the depths of a Northland NZ peat swamp, this alpha native articulates a one word/one number text message. A new antiquity, Native Tongue begins again to silver with age.
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Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.