POSTED ON Sep 16, 2016 BY Three Dollar Bill Cinema
“What would the world be like if one could see through the eyes of another? Would it help us understand each other? And ourselves?” --The Machine To Be Another
Queer culture has always pushed traditional binaries toward a fluidity of gender, sexuality and spirit that can never quite be captured in a single frame. Could immersive 360° media be a platform that dissolves binary paradigms? And will it be queer makers working in the 360° space who realize that potential? These are the questions we’ll be asking as we immerse ourselves in the bodyswapping, binary-smashing, expanded media extravaganza of TWIST360°.
TWIST360° runs October 13-23, concurrent with TWIST: Seattle Queer Film Festival, and will feature a dazzling array of immersive experiences, including:
-Experience virtual drag and pride parades at TWISTR;
-Virtual Reality (VR) headset gallery;
-Swap bodies in The Machine To Be Another, a VR art experiment from Barcelona;
-Learn from queer cinema and VR pioneer Rose Troche (Go Fish, Six Feet Under, The L Word) about her journey from traditional film into VR.
And don't forget to check out the project pitches at the TWIST360° Bootcamp, an incubator to seed local queer-themed immersive media projects!
Full program, schedule, and ticketing information will be announced on September 23 right here: http://www.threedollarbillcinema.org/2016/twist360.
[Photo credit: Anita Nowacka - http://www.anitanowacka.com]