A new interactive media artwork will be debuted on October 21 & 28 in the Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre at City University of Hong Kong. Autosave: Redoubt uses the popular computer game Counter-Strike to recreate historical architecture and draw attention to a crumbling heritage site in Hong Kong. The structure was built in 1938 and was the site of first contact between the two sides in the Battle of Hong Kong and has been accurately reconstructed within the Counter-Strike game engine. This artwork seeks to challenge expectations of online games, their potential to draw our attention to the history that is around us, and what we expect from them as players, or as artists, or as historians. This project by Andrew Luk, Peter Nelson and Alexis Mailles has been a year in the making.
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