[NetBehaviour] The 1, 000 Drones Project: an interview with Joseph DeLappe
marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Mon Feb 10 14:23:06 CET 2014
The 1,000 Drones Project: an interview with Joseph DeLappe.
Marc Garrett interviews Joseph DeLappe about his latest art venture ‘The
1,000 Drones Project - A Participatory Memorial’. He is considered a
pioneer of online gaming performance art. His work examines the
conditions and processes of cultural information to provoke and critique
the state of military influences on everyday culture and people’s lives.
“On hearing about DeLappe's The 1,000 Drones Project - A Participatory
Memorial, I was immediately intrigued. I wanted to find out more and
discuss his approach as well as how he intends to bring to light the
lives lost by these unmanned Arial predators as an art project, and what
this would look like.” Garrett.
DeLappe’s work includes the controversial game based, performance and
intervention, Dead in Iraq 2006-2011. This involved him frequently
visiting the US Army’s online recruitment game and propaganda tool
America's Army. Using the login name dead-in-iraq, he methodically typed
in all of the names of U.S. service personnel killed in Iraq, co-opting
the Army’s own technology challenging the official figures as a reminder
to its players of the real consequences of war. He also directs the
iraqimemorial.org project, an "ongoing web based exhibition and open
call for proposed memorials to the many thousand of civilian casualties
from the war in Iraq."
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