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[Nettime-ro] Karl Zechenter (A), gold extra lecture la PAVILION UNICREDIT

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Thursday, February 10, 2011, 19:00

Frontiers as a Game for Social Change
Karl Zechenter (A), gold extra

“The revolution will not be televised - instead it’ll come with a game pad” - The computer-game Frontiers by the Austrian artist group gold extra lets its players experience European border zones performing the roles of refugees or border guards respectively. The game allows for a new perspective in an artistic and gaming context: Frontiers modifies the shooter-genre and lets its players face the question just how much reality they can afford within a computer-game. Purposefully put between the functionality of games and the approach of fine arts, Frontiers is presented e.g. in the permanent exhibition at ZKM Karlsruhe. One of the producers of the game, Karl Zechenter, speaks in his lecture about researching and developping the game, the context of political games and the techniques of modding as seen in Frontiers.   

"Frontiers" is exhibited in the frame of "Utopia of Exotic", curated by Andre Craciun at Pavilion UniCredit, 09 December 2010 - 27 February 2011.

Karl Zechenter (*1972) lives in Salzburg (A), studied literature and politic sciences and works as a movie director and curator.

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Joi, 10 februarie, 2011, 19:00

Frontiers, un joc pentru schimbare sociala
Karl Zechenter (A), gold extra

"Revolutia nu va fi televizata, in schimb va veni cu un game pad" - Jocul pe computer Frontiers, produs de grupul austriac gold extra, ofera jucatorilor posibilitatea de a experimenta zone de frontiera ale Europei, jucand rolul refugiatilor sau al granicerilor. Jocul ofera o noua perspectiva printr-un context artistic: Frontiers modifica genul de joc shooter si ii lasa pe jucatori sa puna sub semnul intrebarii nivelul de realitate pe care si-l pot permite in cadrul unui joc pe computer. 
Plasat cu un scop intre functionalitatea jocurilor si abordarea artistica, Frontiers este prezentat in cadrul unei expozitii permanente in centrul ZKM din Karlsruhe. Unul dintre producatorii jocului, Karl Zechenter, va vorbi in conferinta sa despre cercetarea si dezvoltarea jocului, contextul jocurilor politice si tehnicile de modificare hardware si software vizibile in Frontiers.

Lucrarea "Frontiers" este expusa in cadrul expozitiie "Utopia of Exotic" curatoriata de Andrei Craciun la Pavilion UniCredit in perioada 09 decembrie 2010 - 27 februarie 2011.

Karl Zechenter (n. 1972) traieste in Szalzburg (A), a studiat literatura si stiinte politice si lucreaza ca regizor si curator.

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