Sheffield City of Makers

Interactive Portraits: Zoyander Street

Posted on 11.01.2019

Rotherham Open Arts Renaissance, Westgate Chambers, Rotherham S60 1AN
15 Jan – 8th Feb / 1 – 5pm Tues – Sat

Important dates/times:

  • Reception: Saturday 19th 2pm
  • LGBTQ+ community preview and critique: Tuesday 15th 2pm
  • Art community preview and critique: Wednesday 16th 2pm

 

Transgender issues have been talked about a lot in the past year. Often this discussion has been abstract, and has treated trans people like a problem. This display of interactive works offers a chance to talk with representations of transgender people, using playful design to encourage openness and a sense of connection. Representing interviews, this display of lo-fi interactive works riffs on retro videogames and toys such as Tamagotchi. Part of this has previously been displayed at Festival of the Mind in Sheffield, Mozilla Festival in London, and is currently on display at the Schwules Museum in Berlin.

Note: These works make extensive use of rapid flashing effects that may affect people with photosensitive epilepsy.

Find out more on the Facebook event page

The development of the interactive works was supported through the government-funded Creator Ikusei Media Arts residency in Tokyo, Japan, and a grant from Making Ways as part of Sheffield City of Makers. The creation of the hardware for this show was supported in part by the Freelands Foundation through Site Gallery, Sheffield, as well as through a Project Grant from Arts Council England.

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