Condemned to Play | Digital productions ARTE

Condemned to Play

In 1560, Bruegel the Elder produced an intriguing painting: two hundred children literally invade a Flemish town. Projected into the heart of Bruegel’s work, you move from one group of children to another – the young inhabitants of the painting seem troubled by a disappearance.

This immersive experience brings us into extraordinarily close contact with the characters peopling the painting “Die Kinderspiele” who we see on a different scale, as if we ourselves have changed size to join them in their children’s games. We are no longer in the museum or standing in front of an almost 500-year-old oil-on-wood painting, but plunged into the joyous confusion of a children’s playground.

“1, 2, 3 Bruegel”, an interactive experience based on the same painting, will be available in early 2019 on Viveport, Oculus and Steam.

Available on these platforms

Technical Info & Short Credits

Interactive devices, VR/360°/AR
5 minutes and 19 seconds
Based on the painting : "Die Kinderspiele"
Pieter Bruegel the Elder
Directed by
Andrés Jarach - Gordon
Marie Sellier
Original Music
Etienne Charry - Forever
ARTE France - Camera Lucida


Florian Clyde
Anna Dramski
Clara Drews
Anni C. Salander
Aliana Schmitz
Yasemin Tolaz
Rachel Williams