[ISEA2009] Artist Talk: Joseph DeLappe – dead-in-iraq, 2006–ongoing

Artist Statement

Online gaming performance/intervention projected video installation

dead-in-iraq commenced in March of 2006, to roughly coincide with the 3rd anniversary of the start of the Iraq conflict. I enter the online US Army recruiting game, America’s Army, in order to manually type the name, age, service branch and date of death of each service person, who has died to date in the War in Iraq. The work is essentially a fleeting, online memorial and protest for those military personnel who have been killed in this ongoing conflict.

  • Joseph DeLappe is an Associate Professor of the Department of Art at the University of Nevada, USA, where he directs the Digital Media programme.

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