DEATH ON THE DANCE-FLOOR
Rose Troche’s If Not Love explores hatred, intolerance and the redemptive possibilities of love
"Writer, Director and Producer"///////////////////////////////////
August 26, 2017
When an artist like Rose Troche enters a new medium, it’s a good thing. For virtual reality to become a fully realized art form like cinema, we will need creative provocateurs willing and able to transform technological possibilities into emotionally resonant works. Eventually VR is going to have its own Birth of a Nation or Citizen Kane, masterful works that completely alter the way we view what is possible. But before this can happen, VR is needs to continue to attract real artists with unique points of view. Rose is a professional writer, director and producer who has worked extensively in film and television, but more, she is an artist. She tells stories that mean something, about characters and communities who need their stories told.
"Film stopped being activism a while ago, for the most part. Everyone is trying to hit a trend because people are legitimately trying to have a career."
"New Digital Platform Television feels to me like old Indie Film."
"There's all these things to the language of VR that I find so exciting as a maker."
Images (from top to bottom, left to right): 1. If Not Love, 2. Go Fish, 3. Go Fish, 4. The Safety of Objects, 5. The Safety of Objects, 6. The L Word (Loneliest Number), 7. Bedrooms and Hallways, 8. The L Word (Loneliest Number), 9. The L Word (Least Likely), 10. If Not Love, 11. If Not Love, 12. If Not Love.