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Queerskins: A Love Story

Virtual Reality Installation

Installation open 12:00-9:00 PM Everyday

Nov 8, 2018, 05:00 PM Rice Cinema Free
Nov 9, 2018, 12:00 PM Rice Cinema Free
Nov 10, 2018, 12:00 PM Rice Cinema Free
Nov 11, 2018, 12:00 PM Rice Cinema Free
Nov 12, 2018, 12:00 PM Rice Cinema Free

The installation is free and open everyday during the Festival from 12:00PM-9:00PM (5PM on Thursday) in the Rice Media Center Stella Lounge. Viewing is on a first-come, first-served basis. The experience lasts approximately 15 minutes.

Writer/director Illya Szilak and creative technical director Cyril Tsiboulski premiered Queerskins: a love story at Tribeca Film Festival in April 2018. Illya Szilak will be present to discuss their project on Friday, November 9 at 12:00 p.m. in the festival’s Stella Lounge in the Rice Media Center.

Queerskins: a love story, a virtual reality experience for Oculus Touch will be shown in a site-specific interactive installation in the Rice Media Center. Queerskins positions visitors, wearing Oculus headsets, in the backseat of a photo-realistic vintage 1986 Cadillac Sedan DeVille, behind two the two grieving parents, Ed (Drew Moore) and Mary-Helen (Hadley Boyd). They take a magic realist journey down a country road, a memory lane populated with scrapbook artifacts from their estranged son’s peripatetic life. Visitors are invited to become collaborators in the storytelling as, in the surrounding installation space, they uncover hidden memorabilia, some of which is recognizable from the virtual experience, open drawers, read Sebastian’s diary, write messages on a mirror in lipstick, and play records.

Country, Year United States, 2018
DirectorIlya Szilak and Cyril Tsiboulski
CastHadley Boyd, Drew Moore, Michael DeBartolo
ProducerKathleen Fox
Runtime15 MINS, 00 SECS
GenreVirtual Reality
SubjectVirtual Reality
Event TypeFree Event, Installation, Virtual Reality