Station 4: Gulliver

Root Event

Activities presented by Werkleitz for Bauhaus100 Atlas – Im Spiralnebel der Moderne
Station 4: Gulliver
DE 2019
Gulliver, Atlas – Im Spiralnebel der Moderne, Installationsansicht
© Werkleitz 2019, Foto: Matthias Knoch
Gulliver, Atlas – Im Spiralnebel der Moderne, Installationsansicht
© Werkleitz 2019, Foto Falk Wenzel

Tiefort City, Fort Irwin, California: Those willing to risk their lives can venture into a miniature version of a fake village in the Mojave Desert as used by the US Army as a training ground for urban warfare in Afghanistan and Iraq. This pragmatic cinema-of-the-mind offers a taste of the defining element of significant parts of our daily lives and media landscape – technological progress through warfare or “misuse of military devices” as the media theorist Friedrich Kittler once wrote. These models destined for destruction are echoed in today’s ubiquitous digital combat and war games. Programme platforms such as Virtual Battlespa are being constantly refined and deployed throughout the world for military training purposes. In these visual regimes and image wars, original and copy, digitality and reality, simulation and system are very hard to tell apart.

von Kim Dudek, Matthias Federspiel, Tara Guariguata, Tom Hanke, Daniel Herrmann, Michael Kaspar, Matthias Kaßner, Alexander Klose, Konstantin Krüger, Martin Kruschwitz, Maria Margolina, Max Mendez, Hilmar Prüß, Malte Roloff, Mirjam Schwab, Michael Tomalik, Malte Westphalen