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Enrique Agudo: The Pantheon of Queer Mythology01:35

The Pantheon of Queer Mythology is an immersive experience in which the audience is taken through the whimsical worlds of a group of Queer deities representing the struggles, contradictions, hopes, and victories of some queer experiences today.

Griyah narrates her struggle being pushed aside by her queer siblings, she sits, regal, at the center of a sinking landfill, watching her gay, bi, and lesbian comrades dance endless nights on solid land because they had the option of camouflaging with their common oppressors without betraying their identity. In order to exist as their real selves, Trans people could only have the audacity to be. This Goddess represents the struggle of Trans people and people of color, who have been at the forefront of the Queer Liberation Movement, and are often overlooked, disregarded, and counted out. This chapter is a reminder that, quite simply, queer voices are nothing without our Trans siblings.

Underneath evocative and powerful worlds that might leave some surprised, disgruntled, and mesmerized are issues such as expectations of masculinity and body dysmorphia, internalized misogyny and homophobia, dissonance of gender identities, racial imbalance and discrimination, or the pervasiveness of transphobia from within the Queer community. The project was made by an entirely Queer team.

The project bridges the analog production of fashion with digital media through the use of photogrammetry. The digitization of the models in these physical garments weaves the tactile intricacy of detailed fashion with endless virtual forms of storytelling in a seamless relay of interaction. The film recently made its world premiere at the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival. The seven-minute virtual reality short film was exhibited as part of the Tribeca Immersive program in the category of 360 Cinema, along with 14 other selected films. (Adviser: Liam Young)

Film by Enrique Agudo, SCI-Arc Fiction and Entertainment 2019