Tale of Tales

Virtual & Augmented Reality



Adam Mickiewicz Institut, Tale of Tales


CRICOTERIE is a virtual reality application and installation that immerses the user in the bizarre world of the late Polish stage director Tadeusz Kantor. CRICOTERIE isn’t a digital version of any particular play, but a collection of objects and characters inspired by different pieces to be freely manipulated by the user. In this way, the user plays the role of Kantor, who was always present on stage to direct the spectacle. On a virtual stage inspired by the legendary Polish director, users may bring strange objects and grotesque actors to life. A dramatic, absurd, surreal, and tragic comedy about death, time, and memory – and the blurry boundaries between things in cyberspace.  

Co-organized by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute as part of Polska 100 - the international  cultural  programme accompanying the  centenary of Poland regaining independance.   

Financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland as part of the multi-annual programme for the years NIEPODLEGŁA 2017–2021.