#07 Dreams of Dali VR review
Have you ever wanted to be inside a painting, maybe one of the most famous paintings and see how the picture would look from the inside? Well look no further as Dreams of Dali is exactly that.
This VR experience was created by Goodby Silverstein & Partners (GS&P) in partnership with The Dali Museum as part of the exhibition Disney and Dali. It takes viewers inside Dali’s painting Archaeological Reminiscence of Millet’s Angelus. It was a short animated experienced about 5 minutes length and was released back in 2016 January.
“I surrendered myself to a brief fantasy during which I imagined sculptures of the two figures in Millet’s ‘Angelus’ carved out of the highest rocks….”
A painting coming to life is one of the best features that VR can offer and give more value to art.
VR for art is one of the most underlooked niches, and we should be grateful that some creators use real art to recreate something magnificent.
Dreams of Dali is an interpretation of the great Salvador Dali artist so the team should get some praise for bringing this fantastic art to life. Every single person should give it a go as real art never loses its value and Dreams of Dali is one of them. The soundtrack, the immersion, the 3d modelling is one of a kind, and most experiences could not compete with the content that Dreams of Dali offer.
Unfortunately, the VR experience is mediocre, and it seems as if they conduct little testing, or it simply was made by complete VR amateurs. The experience will cause some nausea as you are flying around and to make things worse the direction shifts and there is no way to control the flying acceleration or direction so if you were like me standing — I recommend sitting down as you might get hurt by trying to find balance. This experience is an excellent example of poor VR execution when nausea might appear. Forgetting that VR medium is a different device that requires some design thinking on how human biology works brought some unpleasant moments in the experience. If you get sea sick, I recommend not watching the experience otherwise give it a go and afterwards just drink a glass of water which helps a lot to calm down your body.
For the Oculus Rift & HTC Vive users, the immersion should be even more immersive as it offers an interactive experience.
You can find the experience here http://bit.ly/dreamsdalivr
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