Der Grosse Gottlieb - DANIËL ERNST (NL)

 3 Mins  |  Real-Time Experience

The fabled Der Grosse Gottlieb, the greatest acrobat of his generation, will perform his final amazing trick. After constructing a tower of chairs twice the size of the Eiffeltower, he will now build a tower of mythical proportions, high enough to reach the stars!       

Der Grosse Gottlieb is the second addition in an ongoing series of fantastical dioramas for VR by interactive illustrator Daniel Ernst called The Shoebox Diorama. Every diorama is meant to mesmerize the audience and offer weird and wonderful sights and sounds in hand-painted magic realist environments. Interactivity is used to tell a story and enhance the sense of presence, not to solve a puzzle or reach the end of a level.


Daniel Ernst is an interactive illustrator based in The Netherlands. After working in the game industry for multiple years he decided to put his research on storytelling through illusions and his love for everything 3D into practice and apply it to VR.

This amalgamation resulted in an ongoing series of fantastical dioramas for virtual reality called The Shoebox Diorama. His dioramas have a simple goal of inspiring a sense of wonder. His work has been nominated for multiple awards and has been showcased around the world. Daniel is currently working on a  full length diorama called Dear Pigeon Man.


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