|Project lead||Professor Lee Miller|
|Centre alignment||Centre for Blended Realities|
GWITHA supports those working in visual, performance and creative arts, to explore how cutting-edge technologies can capture vision and sound in three dimension, with a view to later accessing this material through a range of extended reality technologies. The work supported by GWITHA will transform how we understand and interact with the archive.
The project will be particularly relevant in Cornwall, which is renowned for site-specific landscape theatre that is part of its cultural heritage but challenging to document and record.
The project draws on the archives housed at Falmouth University to build a digital infrastructure to capture the collections of material objects, textual artefacts, and the documentation of performance practice, to improve access and develop innovative uses for these new digital assets to generate novel research and further support the Creative Industries in Cornwall.
Images by: Georg Finch
Funding & sponsorship
£850,000 investment for the 4D volumetric capture equipment acquired through the Creative Research Capability (CResCa) fund from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). It is intended to provide increased investment to support the development of world-class research and development capabilities, improve the visibility and resilience of practice-led research sectors within the arts and humanities, and support the UK’s creative and cultural economy through further funding for the sector’s critical infrastructure.