Possible Bodies


Item number: 029
Item title: Militainment
Year in which the item emerged culturally or was produced industrially: 2016
Entry of the item into the inventory: 6 March 2017

Murder training through videogames: Shiny killing.

"The search for matching patterns, the algorithms used to liquidate humanity with drones, is turned around to reveal the workings of the system. And, we are being surveyed as we survey the show! a new kind of visual poetry connecrting our bodies to the real fight for the soul of this Earth emerges, and we come out woundering: Are we going to dehumanize ourselves to the point where Earth itself will dream its end?

(...) The fight is on everywhere, and this may be the only beauty of our times. the Quechua speakers of Peru say, "beauty is the struggle". (Cecilia Vicuña, Language is Migrant, 2016)

image: Harun Farocki (Images of the World and the Inscription of War, 1989)

'on the essence of media violence, a "terrorist aesthetic" (Paul Virilio) of optic stimulation, which today appears on control panels as well as on television, with its admitted goal of making the observer into either an accomplice or a potential victim, as in times of war.' (Christa Blümlinger)

image:Martha Rosler (Bringing the War Home, 2004)