Copper Frances Giloth : Labyrinth of Fables, Virtual Reality & Photogrammetry - 2020 (in process)
As you walk through these gates you will be back in 17th century France in a labyrinth populated with trees, fences, and 39 fountains each illustrating one of Aesop's fables.
This VR version allows the user to experience a 3D virtual reality visit to the Labyrinth of Versailles now approximately 250 years since it was destroyed. The Labyrinth existed for just over 100 years and with this app you can now hunt for the Labyrinth’s fountains; when you activate each fountain, the water will flow and you will hear the associated fable in English or French. As you activate more fountains the labyrinth will grow around you!
New to this version is the inclusion of photogrammetry models of the 37 extant remnants from the Labyrinth. They are often integrated with the 2D versions of the animals from the Jacques Bailly paintings. Also new in this version are 3D models of the trellises as well as refined models of the fountain basins. Outside the entrance one can view all of the remnant models and the space in the Versailles archives where we photographed the sculptures.
Whether you choose to take Aesop’s point of view (“This is your opportunity to gain the wisdom that my fables can teach you”) or Cupid’s (“Relax and enjoy the beauty of the gardens”), enjoy the visit!!
Sound is in English and French.
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