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Based on the dystopian multiplayer shooter Tom Clancy’s: The Division, published by Ubisoft Entertainment in 2016, Operation Jane Walk is the result of an act of gameplay appropriation and reinvention. Without subverting the original game mechanics, the artist traverses the urban environment for a pacifist tour. Rather than engaging in bellicose behavior as demanded by the game, the virtual flâneurs stroll peacefully in a detailed replica of Midtown Manhattan. As they walk through the post-apocalyptic city, themes such as architecture history, urbanism, and the designers’ intervention into the urban fabric become topics of conversation.
In cooperation with Robin Klengel.