Annihilation Core Inherited Lore ٩(͡๏̯͡๏)۶

multimedia installation, videos, carpet, props, dakimakura, fabric


Cute eyes, thirst trap hotties, cosy rugs, soft pillows, and adorable trinkets – beyond these plush comforts and this meticulous attention to decor, an unsettling atmosphere lurks. The popular online aesthetic operates in the service of the exaltation of war culture. Used as a lure to attract, the kawaii-fication of violence seduces and gamifies those who encounter it, welcoming the misogynistic, supremacist, and racist neo-ideologies it seeks to glorify.

Influenced by gamer-girl and otaku room aesthetics, and inspired by recent events like NATO’s gaming tournament, the installation explores the acceleration of online subcultures toward an undesirable yet likely future. From a cutified remote-controlled military operations desktop station visitors can burrow the evolving fusion of the military entertainment complex and gaming culture, and their entanglements with digital militarism along with the recruiting strategies of modern armies.

Text by transmediale24

Annihilation Core, Inherited Lore ٩(͡๏̯͡๏)۶
this is perfect, perfect, perfect, Kunstraum Kreuzberg Bethanien
Photo by Luca Girardini CC BY-NC

Annihilation Core, Inherited Lore ٩(͡๏̯͡๏)۶ is part of the collective show
this is perfect, perfect, perfect
held at Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien.
The exhibition is part of transmediale festival 2024
you’re doing amazing sweetie

Curated by Lorena Juan

Review on Spike Art Magazine and Berlinartlink