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Saturday, April 13 • 15:30 - 16:10
Marie Janin: Questioning Our Society Through the Gaming Culture

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When playing video games we are often looking at first for the challenges, the escape through immersive stories, the role play through avatars, the fun etc… When artists use video games as their medium, they disturb it all. Sickhouse and The Overkill festival are trying to use these specific aspect of gaming and the technologies that enable them, as mediums of reflection. Through critical and playful researches, focusing on relevant themes, we confront contemporary societal issues with games; as much for their topics than the technical processes, the consoles, the gameplays, the vocabulary etc..

Interdisciplinarity is an evidence in the gaming industry, sometimes less of an evidence in art or music. With our work we are trying to push interdisciplinarity to a place of collaboration and confrontation, using each others knowledges and interest to deepen our understanding (or questioning) of the world. Working as a multidisciplinary platform, from art to movies, music to philosophy and science, our research is based on what the games give us and we explore notions as diverse as control, independence, wandering, immortality….

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Marie Janin (FR)

Marie is an artist and curator from France, working in the Netherlands. She is using gaming, play and interactivity as filters to look at art and the developments of our digital culture. Crossovers and interdisciplinary projects are inherent to her work. In 2012 she started as art... Read More →

Saturday April 13, 2019 15:30 - 16:10 CEST
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