Rock Archive – 2018

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Narrated by Light

In this design proposal (an exhibition of engraved rocks in the Origins Centre at the University of the Witwatersrand) an immersive exploratory visitor experience is presented through light, sound and touch. Navigating the darkened interior beneath a suspended archaeological grid, visitors are encouraged to ‘discover’ the engravings on a collection of boulders, using hand-held flashlights. The engravings are echoed as large-scale etchings on the concrete walls & floors whilst audio recordings of rock gongs echo through the dark, carefully curated night-like interior.