How to Disappear

Root Event

Schaufenster in die Stadt Videorama
How to Disappear
1. 5. to 18. 6. 2021
AT 2020
Still aus How to Disappear
@ Total Refusal
Still aus How to Disappear
@ Total Refusal
Still aus How to Disappear
@ Total Refusal

“How to Disappear” is an anti-war movie in the true sense of the word, searching for possibilities for peace in the most unlikely place of an online war game. It’s a tribute to disobedience and desertion - in both digital and physical-real warfare.
Shot in the picturesque war landscapes of “Battlefield V”, the hyperreal graphics become the backdrop for an essay-like narrative. The filmrevolves around the history of deserters - a part of human history, which has hardly been illuminated. Performances and creative interventions explore the scopes and limits of the audiovisual entertainment machine.

In the first half of the year, the Videorama is dedicated to the artists of the European Media Art Platform (EMAP). Each month until July 2021 Werkleitz will present one of the productions by the selected artists and collectives. Parallel to the showcase, the works will also be shown online at

The Werkleitz Festival 2021 (June 18-September 12) presents new media art productions from the international residency program European Media Art Platform (EMAP) initiated by Werkleitz and supported by Creative Europe. 

AT 2020, 21 min

Direction/ scriptwriting/ production: Total Refusal (Robin Klengel, Leonhard Müllner, Michael Stumpf)
Text: Robin Klengel, Michael Stumpf
Cinematography: Michael Stumpf
Sound recording: Michael Stumpf
Sound design: Bernhard Zorzi (Blautöne)
Editing: Leonhard Müllner
Music: Adina Camhy
Production design: DICE
Title design: Michael Stumpf
Subtitles: Franz-Josef Windisch-Graetz