BoschVR in the New York Times

BoschVR in the New York Times

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01 Feb 2017

BoschVR in the New York Times

BoschVR in the New York Times

Delights and Damnation

With Bosch VR, a virtual reality app created by British digital agency Burrell Durrant Hilfe, viewers travel through "The Garden of Earthly Delights," a triptych by Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch. The journey begins through the Garden of Eden on the back of a fish, and proceeds through Earthly Delights, where viewers see spectacular birds, orchards and festive naked people.

Then, said John Durrant, the owner of Burrell Durrant Hifle, "we descend in to hell" - viweing a pair of dagger-wielding, disembodied ears; a man being crucified across a harp; a pig reading the last rites. "Collections are static and still flat," "So the idea of moving around an artwork and feeling it as a living thing in space is irresistible."

The app can be downloaded at no cost from Google Play or the iTunes app Store and used with a custom-designed Google cardboard headset that holds the user's smartphone. The headset can be purchased from the National Gallery in London or from Amazon.

By Eileine Zimmerman, New York Times.

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