Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch in VR

Recently, the once peaceful garden of Earthly Delights has been haunted by dark creatures. A man thinks to recognize a connection between their appearance and the behavior of the gardeners. Are you going to keep your eyes open and help him learn more about the suspicious situation?

Hieronymus Bosch’s most well-known work, The Garden of Earthly Delights, joins in his canon of apocalyptic works, such as the representation of the Seven Deadly Sins and the Four Last Things or the Last Judgment. Seduced, decayed and finally displaced people inhabit these paintings, whose sins are rewarded eternally and tortured by hellfire. That both the fall and the sinfulness in the garden of lusts are not usually taught explicitly by captions, devil figures or the punishing godfather, made in interpretation attempts to disagreement over whether the middle panel of the triptych now a won and preserved or a threatened, even lost paradise performing. The painting is a mystery that seeks to remain enigmatic, and so none of the many theories have acquired interpretive authority. Ultimately, however, the pleasurable, instinctual and incorporating encounters are so much “in contradiction to the everyday ethics and ethics of the time” that the reading of the middle section as an idyll, as a positive utopia is difficult. In addition to the culinary and carnal temptations invites the seductive beauty of the garden to invisible sin, the supposedly innocent and yet foolish game, as the painting itself invites the viewer to participate and explore it independently. The virtual reality experience DelightfulGardenVR makes a self-exploration possible by taking the visitor of the museum through the screen into the garden of Earthly Delights.

Production Director: Julian Hölgert

Concept, Narrative Design, Dialogues: Carolin Wedler

Creative Director: Carolin Wedler

Technical Director: Michael Gödde

Generalist: Linus Steffens

Environment Art: Felix Voigt, Selina Hotz, Mareike Reh

Character Art: Hoang Vu Nguyen, Alicia Elejalde Gläser

Interactions: Max Heupel

Audio Concept and Realization: Andreas Hammann

Sounddesign: Alexej Wieber, Felix Babel

Frogman: Mike Body

Fishman: Lloyd Le-Mar

Blueberryman: Ryan Laughton

Boatmen: Pending

Schwimmers: Pending

Sluggard: Gavin Reeman