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Miltos Manetas «Flames 1+2»
Miltos Manetas, «Flames 1+2», 1997
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 Miltos Manetas
«Flames 1+2»

The videos «Flames 1» and «Flames 2» are based on short sequences of the game «Tombraider,» in the protagonist dies a virtual death – ending the game normally. Yet Manetas keeps the female protagonist in this situation thereby continuing the game and making it a stimulating experience to see her rise again and again after being defeated only to play another round - and so on ad absurdum. Instead of keeping her alive by playing the game with virtuosity, the idea surfaces that it might be more cruel to not let her die when faced with such an endless fight against death.


Verena Kuni