We have finally found our queer home–psychologically architected domestic space, unlike anything I have ever seen. Imagine a dream in which you are wearing your still beating heart on your sleeve…
Because of the content–some of it quite sexual, Queerskins is a private world, curated from our extensive archive of images and audio, collected over the last ten years, in VRChat. Space will be limited. We will be offering exclusive “installation” walkthroughs lead by artists from Queerskins ARK VR , an Intel Studios original, (co-produced by Cloudred and Intel Studios) and talks (not the usual if you know me) by me, Cyril Tsiboulski, and choreographer Brandon Powers. We will have a better sense of how we will invite interested people into our world during The Venice International Film Festival in the coming week or so. If you have a Quest, Vive, Oculus, or PC (for online access to VRChat) and want to beta test the world, leave your interest in comments and how to best reach you.
If you are or know a curator or press interested in cutting-edge new media art and/or immersive storytelling, please let us know so we can offer them an invite.
Here are details on accessing the Venice International Film Festival VR expanded.
The works of Venice VR Expanded , the Virtual Reality section of the 77th Venice International Film Festival (2-12 September 2020) of the Venice Biennale, will be accessible in the VR Lounges of various cultural institutions around the world – as well as online (FOR FREE!) through Viveport for Vive Pro, Vive Cosmos, Oculus Rift, Quest with PC link, Valve Index, Windows Mixed Reality.
The cultural institutions involved are:
China Academy of Art – Sandbox Immersive Festival, Hangzhou
Comédie de Genève , Geneva
Design Center Flacon , Moscow
Espace CENTQUATRE-PARIS – Diversion cinema , Paris
ESPRONCEDA – Institute of Art & Culture , Barcelona
Foundation of Venice – M9 – Museum of the 20th century , Venice Mestre
Open Laboratory of Modena , former AEM Central, Modena
Open Laboratory of Piacenza , former Church of the Carmine, Piacenza
HTC Corporation – VIVE ORIGINALS , Taiwan
INVR. SPACE , in Partnership with VRBB and supported by Medienbord, Berlin
Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen
PHI Center , Montréal
Portland Art Museum & Northwest Film Center , Portland
Stichting Eye Filmmuseum , Amsterdam
Hope to see you there!