RECKONING 3

RECKONING 3 is the first in a series of investigations into:

1. Terror and wonder in big-budget virtual worlds

2. The mutability, fragility and loneliness of technologically mediated social identities and friendships

3. The queerness and malevolence of archetypal masculinity

4. The diminishing distance between "real" and "artificial" humanity

5. The poetics of blockbuster aesthetics

RECKONING 3 is comprised largely of imagery and sound culled from over two years of Mac and Playstation 3 video game play. Some of this play was explorational, some was performative and much was anthropological in intent. The latter category of play was conducted in online multiplayer "shooter" games, in which numerous strangers (seemingly all male) drop in and out of play and communicate via headset microphones. Though I had the ability to communicate with these strangers through my own headset microphone, I was more or less paralyzed by horror and disorientation; I remained silent and documented my eavesdropping. RECKONING 3 is an attempt toward a lucid and expansive reflection on that disorientation.

Note: This title is intended by the artist to be viewed in High Definition. While DVD format is available to enable accessibility, VDB recommends presentation on Blu-ray or HD digital file.

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RECKONING 3
Awards

Chicago Underground Film Festival, Best Experimental Short
Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival, Honorable Mention

Major Exhibitions/Festivals

MCA Chicago (Nightingale Cinema, Rough and Ready)

Chicago Underground Film Festival

Iowa City Docs

Experimental Film Festival Portland

Date Contract Signed
Total Artist Royalty Percent
0.50
Closed Captioning Available
Yes
Digital Master
Yes
Dub Approved
Yes
Date Acquired
Transcript on File
Yes
In Distribution
Yes
VDB Comments

http://youtu.be/rSodWweLRCA (unlisted link)
 
https://vimeo.com/85552491 (password: rthree)

org_artist


Kent Lambert

country(ies)
United States
Lanquage(s)
English
Location Body


Chicago Underground Film Festival
Chicago, IL
United States


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Artist Royalty Payment Holder
Kent Lambert
Location Name
Lindsay Bosch
org_nid
55413
org_path
/titles/reckoning-3
org_running_time
11:14
org_production_year
2014
org_premier_year
01/01/2014
cost
$0.00
Height
2in.
Length
7in.
SKU
RECKONING3
Sell Price
$0.00
Weight
0 lb.
Width
9in.
Aspect
Collection: 16:9
Catalog
Tags: video product
Video Feature
Featured Clip for Video Art Gallery
Tags
Consumer culture, Found Footage, Hollywood, Video games
Sound Type
Stereo
Original Format
HD video
Collection
Single Titles
Color
Color