The XINGU VILLAGE was an immersive installation piloted at the Horniman Museum in December 2018. The installation provided London museumgoers with unprecedented access to the life of the Kuikuro, an Indigenous community of around 800 people who live in the Xingu.
By combining digital content, captured using world-leading cultural conservation practices, with virtual and augmented reality tools, visitors were taken on a journey to Ipatse village, where they learned about the day to day life, environment and cultural practices of the Kuikuro.
The installation, the first of its kind, involved Indigenous people directly in a process that both preserved and disseminated their social and cultural histories. Through use of non-contact technologies, the project has raised awareness of remote and fragile Indigenous communities, whose way of life is beyond the reach of the general public, without putting them at risk.