Operation Jane Walk

Leonhard Müllner, Robin Klengel

English
16:14 min min

Country

Austria

Writers

Leonhard Müllner, Robin Klengel

Producers

Leonhard Müllner, Robin Klengel

Key Cast

Jacob Branigan "Narrator"

Other credits

Sinopsis

The experimental short film Operation Jane Walk is based on the dystopian multiplayer shooter Tom Clancy’s: The Division (Ubisoft Entertainment 2016). The game’s digital war zone is appropriated with the help of an artistic operation: Within the rules of the software, the militaristic environment is being re-used for a narrative city tour. The urban strollers avoid the combats whenever possible and become peaceful tourists of a digital world, which is a detailed replica of Midtown Manhattan. While walking through the post-apocalyptic city, issues such as architecture history, urbanism and the game developer’s interventions into the urban fabric are being discussed. The film, which is a shortened version of a longer performance, explores the possibilities of new media technologies and shows new approaches towards the medium of documentary films. While walking through the post-apocalyptic city, issues such as architecture history, urbanism and the game developer’s interventions into the urban fabric are being discussed.
BIOGRAPHY Leonhard Muellner 1987 born in Graz 2002-2007 HTL- Ortwein Graz, Art und Design, Sector Graphics and Design2007 International Summeracademy, Class Lynne Cohen, Salzburg 2008-2015 University UfG Linz, Austria; Departement of Fine Arts /Experimental Design, Andrea Van der Straeten