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Operation Jane Walk

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Published on 18 May 2020 / In Gaming

OPERATION JANE WALK
Robin Klengel & Leonhard Müllner

Winner of the Vimeo Staff Pick Award at the International Documentary Festival of Amsterdam (IDFA).

http://leonhardmuellner.at/operation-janewalk/
leonhard.muellner@ufg.at

A city tour through the architecture of an Online Shooter

Operation Jane Walk is based on a dystopian multiplayer shooter. In this work the game’s digital war zone is appropriated with the help of an artistic operation. Within the rules of the game’s software, the militaristic environment is being re-used for a pacifistic city tour. The urban flâneurs avoid the combats whenever possible and become peaceful tourists of a digital world, which is a detailed replica of Midtown Manhattan.
While walking through the post-apocalyptic city, issues such as architecture history, urbanism and the game developer’s interventions into the urban fabric are being discussed.

Edited Live Online Performance / Video: 16:13 min, Software: Tom Clancy's: The Division (Massive/Ubisoft Entertainment)

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