MULTIPLAYER is a series of looped videos that exploits the aestheticization of violence in desensitized media, such as movies and video games.
It is a worrying fact that the less we react to either a violent movie scene or a video game headshot, the more unbearably desensitized we seem to get.
But it is also a fact that we, common moviegoers and gamers, do not care about it: indeed, we demand for the embellishment of violence. We even cheer for contexts and characters that are morally considered aberrant, like a concealed criminal aiming a gun or a hooded teenager hacking into someone else’s laptop.
With its gamey loops and filmy aesthetic, MULTIPLAYER series exploits the acknowledgment of desensitization, sometimes by condemning, sometimes by endorsing the celebration of violence in our favorite desensitized media.
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