Radicalization Pipeline, 2021
Theo Triantafyllidis
Live Simulation
Sound by Diego Navarro

Two seemingly endless hordes clash into a violent free-for-all, swinging large melee weapons and shouting with distorted voices. A wide range of characters -from citizen militias to fantastical creatures -enter the screen only to kill each other, wave after wave, sinking their virtual bodies slowly into a muddy landscape. The  mood  occasionally  lightens  up  by  the  medieval  covers  of  familiar  pop  songs  that complete the soundscape conceived by the composer and sound designer Diego Navarro. Looking  at  phenomena  such  as  the  rise  of  QAnon,  the artist suggests connections between gamification, fantasy, and political radicalization.