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Even war has limits

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2011 / Modified arcade game / joystick / keyboard / part of the Myth <--> Reality show curated by Veeranganakumari Solanki at The Guild (Mumbai)

Description

A modified version of the Space Invaders game (a classic arcade game) in which the confrontational process part of our social situation plays out and becomes a linguistic conflict in which accusations and cross-accusations are made easily using different constructs and arrangements of words. The game can be played with a joystick. Additional cross-accusations can be typed with a keyboard.

A set of texts narrated the story of social give and take, aggression and control. The collection of texts from which a selection was part of the installation is accessible here.