Special Events Planned for Queerskins: ARK #VR #Premiere at The Venice International Film Festival

We are the hardest working artists in show business!  In honor of the premiere of Queerskins:ARK VR, We created an amazing Queerskins Home world in VRChat — part art exhibition, part interactive story world with spatial audio objects and images accumulated over the last ten years of our queerskins world building. All are free and open to the public. Anyone with a PC or VR headset can make an account on VRChat and come into “Queerskins Home” world.



ARTIST LEAD installation walks daily 11 AM These will also be livestreamed or video posted later to FB on the Queerskins Page. https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q=queerskins

Please join writer/director Illya Szilak and special guest for an illuminating installation walk-through that spans the ten years of our Peabody Futures of Media award-winning trans-media story creation. Enter “Queerskins Home” through VRChat directly. at 6 PM EST/12AM CEST You can also watch a livestream of it on FB https://www.facebook.com/queerskins.
Special guests, actors Michael DeBartolo (Sebastian ) and Hadley Boyd (MaryHelen) from Queerskins: ARK will perform readings from the diary and make appearances in the installation In selected tours. Follow us @queerskins on Insta and Twitter for daily schedules.


Artist Talks Short talks will take place in the “truckstop” space in Queerskins Home world on VRChat with time for question and answer. These will also be live-streamed to Queerskins page on FB. https://www.facebook.com/queerskins.

Friday September 5 at 2 PM EST/8 PM CEST,Architecture, VR, Narrative, Game,” join writer/director Illya Szilak and architect Beom Jun Kim (wa.k studio) in the public “Queerskins Home” world on VRChat for a fascinating discussion about architecture and VR, also live-streamed to Queerskins page on FB.

https://www.facebook.com/zach.milonas/videos/3189137824474405 LIVE STREAM video capture

Saturday September 5 at 2PM EST/8 PM CEST
, “Creating Interactive Choreography for Volumetric Capture” join choreographer and lead artist for Queerskins: ARK, Brandon Powers, as he discusses the key considerations for movement design in volumetric experiences. Enter into Queerskins home world through the VeniceVR Exhibition Hall. 

Sunday September 6 at 2PM EST/8PM CEST, “Expanded Approaches to Empathy in VR: Lessons from Queerskins: ARK” join Illya Szilak/Writer and Director for Queerskins: ARK as she discusses theoretical and practical considerations for designing narratives for empathy in VR. Actor Michael DeBartolo (Sebastian) offers his insights as lead actor in Queerskins: ARK and as a gay man. Enter into Queerskins home world through the VeniceVR Exhibition Hall or through VRChat directly. 

Wednesday September 9th at 11AM EST/5PM CEST, “Expanded Approaches to Empathy in VR: Lessons from Queerskins: ARK” join Illya Szilak/Writer and Director for Queerskins: ARK as she discusses theoretical and practical considerations for designing narratives for empathy in VR. Actor Michael DeBartolo (Sebastian) offers his insights as lead actor in Queerskins: ARK and as a gay man. Meet at the “truck stop” in “Queerskins Home” public world in VRChat.

Thursday September 10th at 5PM EST/11 PM CEST, Creating Interactive Choreography for Volumetric Capture” the public is invited to join choreographer and lead artist for Queerskins: ARK , Brandon Powers, on Zoom as he discusses the key considerations for movement design in volumetric experiences.

I guarantee these talks will bring our outside-the-box perspective to these topics. Hope to see you there!


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