A representation of queerness through interpreted memories
Brooklyn, New York: New York University is excited to p resent Requeerium, an interactive
art piece taking place on Saturday, December 17th. Artists and engineers from the
Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) and the Integrated Digital Media Program
(IDM) will debut a performance installation that addresses notions of queerness and
societal response in relation to contextual environments.
The performance highlights the emotions behind collected memories, ever changing
based on participation and e ngagement. Requeerium confronts the idea of identity,
rethinking motion capture technology as a tool for empathy and understanding, allowing
interactive environments to confront audience members on preconceived ideations of
queerness, as well as providing a space for queer audience members to see
representations of stories similar to their own.
The experience consists of live motion capture cues by the audience coupled with a
virtual reality installations to create a participatory performance, designed to immerse the
audi ence in queer life. Requeerium will take place during the Bodies in Motion event at
NYU’s Media and Games Network (MAGNET) on the 8th Floor of 2 MetroTech Center in