[spectre] V2_: The Stalker Stalked, Shooting Gallery during IFFR 2004

richard richard at v2.nl
Mon Jan 19 17:51:31 CET 2004

The Stalker Stalked, Shooting Gallery
Interactive installations (in collaboration with International Film 
Festival Rotterdam)
Opening with drinks on Thursday 22 January between 19:00 and 21:00 hours.
Date: Wednesday 21 January - Sunday 1 February 2004
Time: 12:00 - 18:00 hours
Admission: free
Location: V2_, Eendrachtsstraat 10, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

'The Stalker Stalked'
Shooting Gallery

V2_ will create in the context of theme Power: Play of the International 
Film Festival Rotterdam an interactive media shooting gallery.

'The Stalker Stalked' will question the role of the voyeur as participant 
in the world's diverse Power Plays through a narrative and an interactive 
media project.The installations presented within the shooting gallery are 
about watching and being watched and play with the varying and unclear 
positions of power between stalkers and ‘the stalked’, or offender and 
victim. V2_’s presentation hall will become, for the duration of the 
International Film Festival Rotterdam, the site in which the stalker is to 
be stalked and where the visitor is confronted by virtual persons, which 
they can observe, challenge and manipulate.

'Las Familias - a gambling den' (2003) by Frank Werner (D)
Interactive shooting booth video game
The game is situated in a small house made of wooden panels which will be 
used for projections of women holding guns. Entering the house the viewer 
is confronted with a projection of a computerized video game. By operating 
a joy stick, the viewer can actively get involved into shooting home-baked 
cakes. The women on the exterior of the house are also part of the game

'On Another Occasion' (2002) by Kevin Hanley (USA)
Digital Video, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the collection of Jane 
Holzer, the collection of M.O.C.A. (Los Angeles), I-20 (New York) and ACME 
(Los Angeles).
Washed out and lost at first, an image slowly comes into focus ... of Fidel 
Castro. As the image sharpens, it is clear that the “Lider”, in close up 
and still garbed in his trademark fatigues, has been shot dead ... 
(duration: four minutes).

We welcome you at our opening on Thursday 22 January. More information on 

Concept: V2_, Institute for the Unstable Media
Production: V2_, Institute for the Unstable Media and International Film 
Festival Rotterdam
Shooting Gallery is supported by: Mondriaan Foundation, Cultural Affairs, 
City of Rotterdam, Ministry of Culture and Luna Internet. 

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