HOW TO DISAPPEAR

How to Disappear

Austria. 2020. Color. 21 min. Documental. Vídeo.
  • Film Director: Total Refusal (Robin Klengel, Leonhard Müllner, Michael Stumpf).
  • Cast: Dmitry Gamolin; Kathy Tanner-Weidhofer,; Franz-Josef Windisch-Graetz.
  • Music: Adina Camhy.
  • Sound: Bernard Zorzi.

'How to Disappear' is an anti-war movie in the true sense of the word, searching for possibilities for peace in the most unlikely place of an online war game. It’s a tribute to disobedience and desertion - in both digital and physical-real warfare. An anti-war movie in the true sense of the word, searching for possibilities for peace in the most unlikely place of a war game. It’s a tribute to disobedience and desertion - in both digital and physical-real warfare.


Total Refusal (Robin Klengel, Leonhard Müllner, Michael Stumpf)

Total Refusal is an open artists’ collective which criticizes and artistically appropriates contemporary video games. However, as most mainstream game narratives employ the same infinite loops of reactionary tropes, the genre largely fails to challenge the values of their players and instead affirms hegemonial moral concepts. Acknowledging that this media is currently not realizing its cultural potential, we aim to appropriate digital game spaces and put them to new use. Moving within games but casting aside the intended gameplay, we rededicate these resources to new activities and narratives, looking to create“public” spaces with a critical potential.

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