The concept of this work is the gamification of warfare. The topic is about the relationship between wars and children.
“Strike” is a piece about war and games. It is sound art based, with an action created by the engagement of local children. A child stays in a room and plays with a toy drone and some sounds playing. The sounds come from some registrations. There are sounds like a buzz by male bees (“drones”, in English), some interviews about the impact of drones in war zones, and some sounds of explosions. The purpose is to create an impactful experience about the relationship between playing and war. The sounds are mixed and modified in real time by the artist.
© VFMarrese, frame from a video by Patricia Thomas, Projektwohnung »krudebude«, Leipzig, Germany