Recovering Your Story Through Decolonial Video Games

The workshop was primarily a meeting during which it was possible to see how anyone can recover a video game based on their practice, narrative, or aesthetics. The strength of the workshop for Ayoko Mensah, Bozar’s artistic director responsible for programming the Afropolitan Festival, was also profiles that were different in terms of gender, origin or age. “This reflects one of the goals of this festival – to be a real crossroads“She explains.”

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Machining allows us to take a tool for mass consumption, a video game, and make it a tool for making sense, as we hijack its codes, explains Isabelle Arvers. Thanks to the short films created during the workshop, which will be available on May 29, participants were able to tell new stories.

We play, we select the parts, we come to the editing stage, we have an animated film in which we can say what we want without going through the animation galleries. It’s strong“Explains Ayoko Mensah.” In addition to this appropriation, this workshop allows you to discover lesser-known games.

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