Wednesday 02.11 / Thursday 03.11 / Friday 04.11
Every day from 10:00-17:00, with a lunch break from 13:00-14:00.
HEAD Batiment A
2, Route des Franchises 1203 Genève
Room: 3.11 (3rd floor, espace du work.master au fond du couloir à gauche)
Universität / Haute École
for student applications
Total Refusal is a young artist collective that produces mostly video works using the medium of video games. They present themselves as follows:
« Total Refusal is a pseudo-marxist media guerilla focused on the artistic intervention and appropriation of mainstream video games. We upcycle video games in order to reveal the political apparatus beyond the glossy and hyperreal textures of this media. »
One of their latest videos, How to Disappear, has won several awards at various festivals and focuses on how it is possible to become a deserter in a war video game.
« An anti-war movie in the true sense of the word, How to Disappear searches for possibilities of 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. »
Website : https://totalrefusal.com/
How to Disappear by Total Refusal : https://vimeo.com/533455589
An interview made by the ZKM : https://zkm.de/en/event/2021/06/the-art-of-total-refusal
All participants need to bring their own laptop/computer !
15 participants max. Deadline to sign up: 03 Oct 2022
Cet workshop Pool-CH se déroulera en anglais / This Pool-CH workshop will be held in English.