Culture VR - L’île des morts

L’île des morts


A timeless trip, from an average apartment towards our final destination, guided by Charon, the ferryman of the Underworld. It is the VR adaptation of the 1883 best-known painting of the Swiss symbolist painter Arnold Böcklin. Directly inspired from the painting, Rachmaninov’s symphonic poem accompanies the VR experience.


  • Directed by Benjamin Nuel
  • Written by: Benjamin Nuel and Clemence Madeleine-Perdrillat
  • With the voice of André Wilms
  • Produced by: Oriane Hurard (Fresh Products)
  • A co-production: Fresh Products, ARTE France
  • With the participation of the CNC New Media Fund
  • Graphic Design: # 130 Creative Studio
  • Artistic Director: Hugo Arcier
  • Graphic designer: Robin Maulet
  • Sound: Xavier Thibault
  • Music: Sergei Rachmaninov, Isle of the Dead Op 29, 1909.
  • Architecture and video rendering: Novelab
  • International distribution: Arte France


Passive 360° video

Description : The easiest format to set up and exhibit.

Platform compatibilty : Google Cardboard, Google Daydream, Samsung GearVR, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, others

Technical Requirements : VR Headset, Swivel stool/chair, Compatible smartphone or desktop PC, Charger, Internet connection

Tutorial : watch here

User Mediation: 1 person for 10 to 20 VR stations