THE INFINITE ODYSSEY

  1. Part of the "Proposal for resuscitating prehistoric creatures- The Infinite Odyssey" series

    March 2011

    Asian Elephant 3D reconstruction from original CT scans, provided by the Institute of Zoo and Wildlife Research, Berlin, izw-berlin.de

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  2. Part of the "Proposal for resuscitating prehistoric creatures- The Infinite Odyssey" series

    January 2012

    Common dolphin 3d Reconstruction from original CT DICOM images provided by D.R. Ketten, WHOI Computerized Scanning and Imaging Facility, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, csi.whoi.edu

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  3. Wild boar 3D reconstruction from original CT scans, provided by the Institute of Zoo and Wildlife Research, Berlin,izw-berlin.de

    February 2012

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THE INFINITE ODYSSEY

Marguerite Humeau Plus

"Proposal for resuscitating prehistoric creatures" sets up the rebirth of cloned creatures, their wandering and their sound epic. They are seeking to evolve in our contemporary era.
The designer, who became the heroine of a quasi-mystic epic journey,…


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"Proposal for resuscitating prehistoric creatures" sets up the rebirth of cloned creatures, their wandering and their sound epic. They are seeking to evolve in our contemporary era.
The designer, who became the heroine of a quasi-mystic epic journey, aims at resuscitating the sound of prehistoric creatures by reconstructing their vocal tract. This is problematic from the scientific point of view: since the vocal tract is made of soft tissue, it does not fossilise. The only things that have been preserved through time are the surrounding bones. The inner parts have to be redesigned.

For more than a year Marguerite Humeau has been discussing with palaeontologists, zoologists, veterinarians, engineers, explorers, surgeons, ear and throat specialists, and radiologists.

Humeau had to overcome the difficulty of telling history, and prehistory; and also to create a work from non-existent, inaccessible, or lost data.

Design, fiction, science, speculations and phantasms serve the project ambition. Advices from experts as well as predictions are used to craft the roars of the new creatures.

The epic, as real as fantasised, gives birth to three semi-real roaring creatures: a Mammoth Imperator (-4,5 MYA), an Entelodont aka Terminator Pig (-25 MYA), and an Ambulocetus "Walking whale" (-50MYA).

Designer: Marguerite Humeau

Sound Design & Artificial Intelligence: Phonotronic (Julien Bloit)

Sound Design Assistant: Charles Goyard

3D modelling: Hong Yeul Eom, Clifford Sage

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