For the fifth edition of the Kyoto International Photography Festival, photographer Raphaël Dallaporta proposed in collaboration with on-situ an immersion in the Chauvet Pont-d'Arc cave. The installation is based on photographic panoramas presented in the form of planispheres, based on models designed in 1946 by the American inventor Richard Buckminster Fuller.

Exhibited in the museum annex of the Japanese capital, these 360° black and white photographs reveal the prehistoric paintings and wall engravings of the cave. The device goes beyond the traditional limits of the photographic medium to recreate the tortuous reliefs of the cave, punctuated by engravings and cave paintings dating back to 36,000 years before our era.

It decomposes and recomposes the volumes through a photographic protocol that allows it to renew the gaze with unexpected images. In the rediscovery of the heritage of the Chauvet Pont-d'Arc cave, he tends more particularly to render flat the twelve panoramic views taken during his descent into the cave. In order to achieve this restitution, on-situ is designing, in partnership with Sony, an immersive video installation. This visual composition adapts to the image and fits perfectly with the panoramas.

Japan, Kyoto

Mission : Original idea, design and digital production

Photograph: Raphaël Dallaporta
Partnership : Xavier Barral, Sony