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Vanitas mixes podcast-style listening with beautiful visuals to immerse you in an experience that is part documentary, part fantasy. Relax, listen, look, then go deeper.

Part podcast, part immersive performance, Vanitas blends historical documentary with contemporary mystery in an experiential meditation on death. Relax, listen and let yourself be drawn into the seductive world of sixteenth century Dutch painting and the decoding of a 300 year old message told through the Language of Flowers.

CHAPTER ONE - 70 minutes

Explore all things Vanitas through six short episodes featuring the voices of curators, florists, flower growers, botanists, flower painters and artists. Immerse yourself in new music, field recordings and stunning historical images. Headphones required.

CHAPTER TWO - 70 minutes

Visit a participating cemetery guided by eleven short episodes exploring burial and cremation practices that take you closer to your own date with destiny. An immersive new app experience that mixes real-life documentary with touching speculation about the fate that awaits us all: death. Headphones required.

Details of participating cemeteries can be found at: http://vanitas.online/#dates


Vanitas Created by Robert Walton and Jason Maling

Interaction Design and Programming by Chris Heywood

Sound Design and Composition by Rob Jordan

Graphic Design by Paul Ducco at Supernaut

Website: http://vanitas.online

Vanitas is part of In Your Hands, commissioned by Arts House and the Australia Council for the Arts through the New Digital Theatre Initiative.

What’s New

Version 4.0.1

Bug fixes and performance improvements

App Privacy

The developer, Robert Walton, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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