This paper proposes a translation of ancient artwork characterized by untemporalized and fixed slab images into a motion picture video. The video, which is visible on the Web, shows a guided vision of the reliefs from Ninive commemorating the battle of Til Tuba and the triumph of Ashurbanipal over the Elamites. Pictures of these slabs have been placed into chronological sequence following the historical order of the represented episodes, including an audio commentary based on ancient inscriptions. The first part of the article analyses the slabs, while the second outlines the video editing. The aim of the project is to show analogies and differences between past and modern visual languages and to highlight the unexpressed potentials of these reliefs, connected to the attempt of narrating the events in their temporal and spatial development. Furthermore, some considerations are given about the role and functioning of visual language as a communication tool.

Immagini in potenza, immagini di potenza: la battaglia di Til Tuba e la narrazione continua

Girotto E
2011-01-01

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This paper proposes a translation of ancient artwork characterized by untemporalized and fixed slab images into a motion picture video. The video, which is visible on the Web, shows a guided vision of the reliefs from Ninive commemorating the battle of Til Tuba and the triumph of Ashurbanipal over the Elamites. Pictures of these slabs have been placed into chronological sequence following the historical order of the represented episodes, including an audio commentary based on ancient inscriptions. The first part of the article analyses the slabs, while the second outlines the video editing. The aim of the project is to show analogies and differences between past and modern visual languages and to highlight the unexpressed potentials of these reliefs, connected to the attempt of narrating the events in their temporal and spatial development. Furthermore, some considerations are given about the role and functioning of visual language as a communication tool.
COMUNICAZIONE E LINGUAGGIContributi della Scuola di Dottorato in Scienze Umanistiche Indirizzo in Storia antica e Archeologia
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