Alison Bennett works in ‘expanded photography’ where the boundaries of photography have shifted in the transition to digital media and become diffused into ubiquitous computing. Bennett’s recent projects explored the creative potentials of augmented reality, stereophotogrammetry, 3D scanning, and virtual reality as encompassed by the medium and practice of photography. As a neuroqueer trans-media artist, Bennett’s work has explored the performance and technology of gender identity and considered the convergence of biological and digital skin as virtual prosthesis. Her work has generated international media attention more than once; been featured on ABC TV Australian Story, the New York Times, Mashable, Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, Motherboard, Creators Project, KillScreen, and The Guardian ‘best Australian photographs of 2015’. Virtual Drag was included in the launch of 360 Vision, an online channel showcasing Australian virtual reality content by Screen NSW, Screen Australia & ABC.
DIR. ALISON BENNETT, MEGAN BECKWITH , & MARK PAYNE
AUSTRALIA | 10 Mins | Real-Time Experience
Virtual Drag features 3D scans of drag queens and kings. Encounter larger than life drag personas in fantasy environments.
Project included in Official Selection for Kaleidoscope's 2016 Summer Showcase.