Virtual Queerality (VQ), is a work-in-progress interactive VR archive accessible through WebGL or head-mounted display device. VQ will feature audio stories from trans and gender non-conforming folx embedded in avatars that represent each participant’s identity. These voices have often been relegated to peripheral roles within mainstream gay and lesbian media and my project seeks to resurrect and radically reimagine their existence. The design of the virtual environment is part museum, part club, and part squat house, drawing upon the history of underground queer spaces and communal homes. Its immersive audio creates a tapestry of stories intended to affirm the fluidity of queerness and invite nonlinear player experience. In late 2020, a version of this project will be featured in the third issue of Take Shape Magazine.
If you identify as a trans or non-binary person and would like to contribute your story or learn more about the project, contact me.
Below is an example of a WebGL environment. Use your arrow keys to navigate.