Paul Reilly, Ian Dawson  TOWARDS A VIRTUAL ART/ARCHAEOLOGY


The term Virtual Archaeology was coined 30 years ago when personal computing and the first wave of digital devices and associated technologies became generally available to field archaeologists. Since then the virtual landscape continues to expand and in this paper we will step beyond Virtual Archaeology as we become ever more concerned and interested with the interlacing of artistic and virtual archaeological practices together. The paper will explore what it might mean to adopt a diffractive Virtual Art/Archaeology approach to image making. We then take up a challenge recently set by Daniel Lee in which he calls for practitioners to “explore new ways of thinking about space, time and movement”. We use the process of RTI upon a tranchet axe to experiment with diffractive images which call for new and previously unfamiliar modes of viewing and interpretation.

>Ian Dawson and Paul Reilly, Towards a Virtual Art Archaeology

>Keynote paper at the 4th International Conference on Virtual Archaeology (VA2021-Krasnoyarsk) hosted by The Siberian Federal University & the State Hermitage Museum, September 20 -22 2021 in Krasnoyarsk

>Ian Dawson

>Ian Dawson and Paul Reilly, Towards a Virtual Art Archaeology
>Keynote paper at the 4th International Conference on Virtual Archaeology (VA2021-Krasnoyarsk) hosted by The Siberian Federal University & the State Hermitage Museum, September 20 -22 2021 in Krasnoyarsk


Link to the VA2021 PDF