The Pantheon of Queer Mythology, 2020
The Pantheon of Queer Mythology is a virtual reality short film that narrates the stories of four deities representing some existing issues for Queer folk in Western cities today, issues that might go unnoticed or are overlooked by mainstream culture. Underneath evocative and powerful worlds that might leave some surprised, some disgruntled, and some mesmerized lay issues such as expectations of masculinity and body dysmorphia, internalized misogyny and homophobia, dissonance of gender identities, racial imbalance and discrimination, or the pervasiveness of transphobia from within the Queer community.
About the artist:
www.enriqueagudo.com, https://www.thepantheonofqueermythology.com/ | @enagudo
Enrique Agudo’s (b. 1989) work explores the limits of digital media. Contemporary culture is infused with digital imagery, and Agudo’s work focuses on the pattern recognition of these digital indexes and shedding light on how they affect the way we behave. This feedback loop is never ending and constantly evolving, we see the world through digital interfaces and by extension, that is how we unavoidably understand ourselves. Agudo is the Creative Director behind The Pantheon of Queer Mythology, a VR short film that had its virtual premiere at Tribeca Film Festival 2020. Enrique Agudo continues to use immersive and experimental digital media as the tools to question and challenge anthropological discourse around identity.