How can a group of young artists develop tales of queerness into an installation that utilises emerging technologies for the MELT Queer Festival at the Brisbane Powerhouse.
A digital art installation activated through a free iOS and Android application in which the audience can view each artist’s 3D representation of the positive and negative side of love.
Beautiful 3D AR art by artists Sophie Reid-Singer, Fiarrah Poole, Gaby Bisaro and Julia Hocken on display at the front of the Brisbane Powerhouse for MELT, 17th – 27th May 2018.
True Toxic Love is an exploration into the highest highs and the lowest lows of queer relationships. Presented using augmented reality technology and invisible to the naked eye until revealed using a device and a free iOS/Android app. Curated and created by queer artists, True Toxic Love combines emerging technology with an age old framing tool, relationships.
Through a series of workshops, a small group of interdisciplinary artists worked together to discuss the highs and lows of queer culture and love. Through drawing, these conversations were given tangible form and further reiterated into 3D using VR and AR technology. These 3D models, woven into structures reminiscent of coiling film cells, represent aspects of each artist’s experiences. The cells contained within the film strips are glitched, eluding to alternative narratives that fall outside of heteronormativity.
The True Toxic Love experience encapsulates stories from a diverse mix of queer artists and pushed the Activate team to explore the capabilities of AR technologies within the gallery space. True Toxic Love was a love project in every sense of the term.