Expanded Performance Category
Queering and Entangling our Digital Dancing Bodies
by Harry Silverlock
In the age of Covid, we can define the undefined and create new physical and emotional languages whilst understanding and fighting back against hegemonic ideologies that are beginning to define our digital culture. By connecting themes and anecdotes from the contributors’ practice and research, this paper hopes to act as a baseline guide for dance and movement XR creators seeking to explore a volumetric and data tracking practice explored through a queer lens and exploring the needs of LGBTQ audiences in social VR spaces.
This paper prompts an understanding of the political undertones that technology-based culture inevitably provokes in our relationship with each other in digital spaces and how the architecture and infrastructure of these digital spaces dictate our decision-making and emotional experiences.