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An  award-winning VR experience based on Böcklin’s masterpiece

Isle of the Dead is a timeless journey, starting from an everyday apartment towards our final destination, guided by Charon, ferryman of the Underworld.
This VR experience is a loose recreation of the eponymous work painted in 1883 by the Swiss symbolist painter Arnold Böcklin. The famous masterpiece also inspired a symphonic poem by Rachmaninov, which makes a perfect soundtrack to accompany the experience.

Isle of the Dead is part of the Arte Trips collection, a series of immersive VR experiences that take you into masterpieces from 16th to 20th century by well-known painters.

Benjamin Nuel
Length Real-time 3D / 8′
A VR experience created by Benjamin Nuel
Written by Benjamin Nuel et Clémence Madeleine-Perdrillat
A coproduction Les Produits Frais, ARTE France.
With the participation of CNC – New Media Fund

Benjamin Nuel


DC Web Fest VR/ AR 2019
Best Story in VR at Venice Film Festival 2018
Audience Award at Entrevues Belfort 2018
Special Jury VR award at FilmGate Miami 2018
Best Virtual Reality Short Film at China International New Media Short Film Festival