A VR 360° video project engaging with the strengths and visibility of trans* communities in Brazil and Germany. The project creates a frame for trans* people to speak for themselves, be seen by each other and supports their visibility.
As an immersive exhibition, the work shows a cluster of portraits in a dynamic installation that uses spatial and sonic interventions to create a sense of pluralism and porosity.
The „virtual“ video space and the „actual“ space of a gallery are merging: The gallery has been transformed into a space that sounds a looks like the memory of a temporary sports hall. This sports hall was indeed created in both Brazil and Germany and, through a VR headset hung in the installation, visitors can view the participants (also seen in the portraits), playing „Baleado“, a simple and energetic ball game.
Interviews in ->video and ->book form, as well as reference material that indexes the people’s influences are also installed in the space.
Made possible during the Vila Sul Residency Programme by the Goethe Institute, Salvador (Bahia), Brazil. Supported by Stadt Köln, Rubicon Köln, NGVT* NRW, Birken Apotheke, Studiobühne und Exlite 24 Werbesysteme.
Publication. See online here
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Duration: 1hr 50mins