Leonhard Müllner, Robin Klengel, Michael Stumpf

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Leonhard Müllner (AT)
Robin Klengel (AT)
Michael Stumpf (AT)
TOTAL REFUSAL Digital Disarmament Movement (Robin Klengel, Leonhard Müllner, Michael Stumpf)   The vast majority of contemporary video games is characterized by combative gameplay. This seems especially remarkable now that video games have long arrived in the entertainment mainstream and have managed to drop the boy’s room stigmata. With gaming becoming both commercially and culturally more and more relevant, the question arises how artists can modify and make use of this media for their own purposes. In “Total Refusal”, artists Robin Klengel, Leonhard Müllner and Michael Stumpf aim to peacefully appropriate the existing mechanics of digital gaming media in order to find new use for their virtual combat zones. As such, “Total Refusal” is a pacifistic statement, realized in digital space.
Inside the Beltway
  • © Leonhard Müllner, Robin Klengel, Michael Stumpf
  • © Leonhard Müllner, Robin Klengel, Michael Stumpf
  • © Leonhard Müllner, Robin Klengel, Michael Stumpf
  • © Leonhard Müllner, Robin Klengel, Michael Stumpf

Inside the Beltway is the working title of a lecture dance performance in progress by Total Refusal, filmed in Washington D.C., in the video game Tom Clancy's The Division II. It is developed in cooperation with the dancer Catalina Insignares (CO), musician Adina Camhy (AT) and rapper Christopher Hütmannsberger (US).

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