Aim Down Sights

by Salvador Miranda (Duration – 7:30)

Aim Down Sights (2018) is a short film exploring terrorism in gaming culture. The work exploresroleplaying, both as victim and as terrorist, the dedication to these online identities, and theultimate blurring of realities. The aesthetics of terroristic images are endlessly recreated invirtual worlds, while the immersive gaming experience creates real subjective realities. Thework further explores how the experience of an online, image- based reality can affect personalidentities and even our perception of our concrete world, and the inherent tension between theaccepted (hyper)reality of gaming and the taboo of terrorism.