A virtual reality exhibition coming to Wales Millennium Centre intends to highlight and represent the LGBTQ+ community.
The museum exhibition will take place on December 9 and will run for just over a week. The event will showcase various creations and artworks from across the world in an interactive virtual reality experience.
This initiative is the world’s first virtual reality museum dedicated to celebrating and preserving the stories, artwork, and histories of the LGBTQ+ community. According to the museum details, the showcase will contain 3D scans of personal artefacts such as wedding shoes which all have their own story to be told via voice-over which attendees can listen to through headsets. These items were chosen by members of the LBGTQ community.
Representation in the realm of VR
The event itself was created by Antonia Forster, who experienced some negativity when coming out as part of the LGBTQ+ community and used that experience to spearhead the exhibition. The history of these communities is often one that is overlooked and the VR exhibition will act as a way to shine a light on the history and experiences of LGBTQ+ people and ultimately, celebrate them.
The LGBTQ, VR museum recently won a prestigious New Voices Award at Tribeca in July of this year. The event will also showcase 2D illustrations and artworks from LGBTQ+ creators. VR continues to demonstrate ways in which events and stories can not only be shared in the physical world but also in the virtual one.
For those interested, tickets for the event are free.