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Teitel, Toby (Spring 2019)

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This 360 Virtual Reality film explores themes of self-determinism and queer representation as I document a group of performers as they undergo an aesthetic transformation. The film examines the intersection between VR capabilities and fine arts, by integrating elements of 3D sculpture and immersive theatrical staging. Self-Fashioning is a virtual homage to queer nightlife fashion, and references films like Paris is Burning in an effort to carry the torch of extravagant visual culture that finds its roots in the ballroom scene in New York during the mid to late 80s. The disco music and vibrant colors in the film infuse the environment with a message of empowerment and the viewer is imbued with a sense of joy and confidence.

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Chapter 1: Introduction……………………………………………………………..1

Chapter 2: VR History and Film Theory ………………………….……………………….3

Chapter 3: Queer Representation in Film……………………………………………..8

Chapter 4: VR in the Arts World…………………………………………………………..14

Chapter 5: Conclusion…………………………………………………………..19

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