FILE SP 2014 – MACHINIMA

Ip Yuk Yiu – The Plastic Garden

Abstract:
Hacking and appropriating the popular video game Call of Duty: Black Ops (2010), “The Plastic Garden” revisited the dark vision and symbolism of the nuclear drama that seems on the one hand remotely archaic, but hauntingly close and familiar on the other. The restaged scenes, devoid of bloody shootouts, are equally if not more lethal and violent than in the original game.