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H. Farocki film programme ‘Technology of War’. Serious Games I: Watson Is Down

Ernste Spiele I: Watson ist hin

Germany | 2010 | 8 min | R

H. Farocki film programme ‘Technology of War’. Serious Games I: Watson Is Down

Ernste Spiele I: Watson ist hin

Germany | 2010 | 8 min | R

Synopsis

Series of video works explores the use of virtual reality and gaming technology in U.S military, training and after-action therapy. Young soldiers engage in simulated combat training which barely differs from games produced as entertainment. In the first series, shot during Marine Corps Base 29 Palms trainings, a very precise simulated landscape of Afghanistan is used. Originally presented as a simultaneous four-screen gallery video installation, this time the series will be shown in a cinema hall.

Screening is combined with the films “Serious Games I: Watson Is Down”, “Serious Games II: Three Dead”,
“Serious Games III: Immersion”,
“Serious Games IV: A Sun With No Shadow”,
“War at Distance”.

Language: English
Subtitles: English

Director: Harun Farocki

Cinematography: Ingo Kratisch

Editing: Harun Farocki

Producer: Harun Farocki

Harun Farocki

 

October 13, 15:00
Kaunas Artists House. Kaunas.

October 13

15:00

Kaunas Artists House. Kaunas.

October 13, 18:45
Contemporary Art Centre. Vilnius.
Introductory talk before screening (held in Lithuanian).

October 13

18:45

Contemporary Art Centre. Vilnius.

Introductory talk before screening (held in Lithuanian).

October 20, 16:00
Contemporary Art Centre. Vilnius.

October 20

16:00

Contemporary Art Centre. Vilnius.

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