The Dawn of Art, a journey through the Chauvet Cave

2020

The Dawn of Art, a journey through the Chauvet Cave will take you on the path to our ancestors and to mankind’s first masterpiece ever: the monumental frescoes that have decorated the walls of the Chauvet cave for over 36 000 years. This VR experience told by the voices of Cécile de France (French version) and Daisy Ridley (English version) including both an interactive film and a virtual visit of the cave. 

Update : 18/09/2022
Price
Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Interactive Media - Nomination (United States) 2021
Raindance Film Festival Raindance Immersive - Best Documentary Experience - Sélection (United States) - 2020
Tribeca Film Festival Sélection (United States) 2020
Festival international du Film d'Animation d'Annecy VR Work - Sélection (France) 2019
Online experience
VR headset, Computer
Suitable for all audiences
from 9 to 15 minute(s)
French, English
Contact for distribution

References

Price
Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Interactive Media - Nomination (United States) 2021
Raindance Film Festival Raindance Immersive - Best Documentary Experience - Sélection (United States) - 2020
Tribeca Film Festival Sélection (United States) 2020
Festival international du Film d'Animation d'Annecy VR Work - Sélection (France) 2019

Technical conditions

Online experience
Experience
Terms
Solo
Interactivity
Interactive
Duration
From 9 to 15 minute(s)
Audience
Categories
Suitable for all audiences
Accessibility
Suitable for people with reduced mobility
Price
Free/fee
Free (for private broadcasting only)
This creation is part of the VR Selection initiated by Institut français
Languages
Original language
French, English
Dubbing
Subtitles
Team
Material
Equipment
VR headset (HTC Vive, Oculus Rift) ; Computer (Mac, Windows)
Internet connection
Not required to broadcast the artwork

Find out more

As the cradle of mankind, the Chauvet Cave is a tangible link between our  ancestors and our present-day cultural identity. It is this very sentiment that we seek to convey through this VR experience: a feeling of proximity with the men who created the first masterpiece in mankind’s history, a masterpiece whose mythology still echoes in our literature, cinema or even video games. Our goal was not to tell the story of the cave but that of the first artists and their role among paleolithic societies. They were story tellers whose beliefs and knowledge have woven traditions among their communities. 
In the context of globalisation we have been facing for some years, VR technology becomes incredibly meaningful. It helps making our common heritage accessible to everyone, heedless of physical and geographical limits, and it limits the ecological impact caused by mass tourism.

General information on the production

This project is a production by the Syndicat Mixte Espace de Restitution de la Grotte Chauvet, in coproduction with Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Cinéma - Le Lab, with the support of Google Arts & Culture, the Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, the Département de l'Ardèche and of the French Ministry of Culture and Communication. 

• Executive production: Atlas V / Novelab
• Director: Pierre Zandrowicz
• Development studio: Novelab
• Voices: Cécile de France (French version) Daisy Ridley (English version)

The Dawn of Art - Trailer
A flaming torch is held towards a skull in the darkness of the inside of the cave. (Novelab)
3D reconstitution of the Pont d'Arche, as it was when the cave was active, 30 000 years ago. (Novelab)
A campfire crackles below the cave. (3D reconstitution) (Novelab)
A prehistoric stag is formed by sparks that flew from a campfire. (Novelab)

Credits

Direction
P Z
Direction
Pierre Zandrowicz
Production-distribution
Production
Novelab
Production
Atlas V
 
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