Carne y Arena (Virtually Present, Physically Invisible) is a virtual reality installation created by Alejandro G. Iñárritu and produced by Legendary Entertainment and Fondazione Prada, presented in its complete version at Fondazione Prada in Milan after the world premiere at the 70th Cannes Festival.

Based on real events, the project addresses the fine borderline between subject and spectator, allowing viewers to walk in a vast space and intensely experience a fragment of the voyage of a group of refugees. “Carne y Arena” uses the latest and most innovative virtual reality technologies to create a large multi-narrative space that includes real characters.

The experimental installation is an individual experience lasting six and a half minutes, based on the collaboration between Alejandro G. Iñárritu and three-time Oscar winner Emmanuel Lubezki, with the producer Mary Parent and ILMxLAB.