The MetamorphosisVR Kafka in Virtual Reality

VRwandlung ©Mika Johnson

Tue, 24.09.2019 -
Sun, 29.09.2019

Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan New Delhi

3 Kasturba Gandhi Marg
110001 New Delhi

Do you always wanted to be the main protagonist in one of the classics of world literature? Yes?! Then you have the opportunity!


One morning, as Gregor Samsa was waking up from anxious dreams, he discovered that in bed he had been changed into a monstrous verminous bug…

Franz Kafka

Virtual Reality Installation

Experience the world as Kafka's Gregor Samsa.
Weekdays:Tues,24.09. -Thu,26.09.2019 | 09:30 - 18:00 hrs.
Weekend:Sat 28.09.-Sun 29.09.2019 | 11:00 - 16:00 hrs.

The VR adaptation of Franz Kafkas “The Metamorphosis” gives people the chance to discover the live of Gregor Samsa and to feel the transformation into a bug on their own body.

“As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect.” Now with VR technology you can wake up as a huge insect in a room faithfully reproduced after the original.VRwandlung transfers Franz Kafka’s work from the pages of a book to virtual reality. The protagonist is no longer Gregor Samsa, but you”, explains Mika Johnson, the director who created the theme room with his young start-up team. During this 6 minutes experience, you as Gregor Samsa can explore the bed room, pull out some drawers and finds the key to unlock the door…once the door opens and the game ends.

The metamorphosisVR was developed by the Goethe-Institut Prague together with a Czech start up coordinated by a film director of Prague Film School Mika Johnson and is presented in Delhi in the month of September by Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan.

Entry Free
First come, first served
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Talk | Virtual Reality Check with Mika Johnson
Weekend: Tues.,24.09.2019 | 18:30 hrs.

We invite you to an interactive session with the filmmaker and artist Mika Johnson. Under his direction, the VR piece VRwandlung was developed. Mika Johnson will give insights into the genesis of this unique experiment and reveal some exciting details from the production process.

Mika Johnson | Director
Mika Johnson © Jussi Manni
Mika Johnson is a multimedia artist, concentrating on designing virtual reality experiences. Johnson also directs AR projects, music videos, commercials, and fiction and documentary films. His most recent project “VRwandlung” is a virtual reality adaptation of Act I of Franz Kafka's "The Metamorphosis.” Long term projects include "The Amerikans” - a web series featuring 15 short documentaries - and his recently completed debut feature: “Confessions of a Box Man,” the first part in a trilogy.

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