RHYTHM ZERO LOS SANTOS [trailer]

2019

online performance/HD video

112 min

 

Rhythm Zero Los Santos is an online performance on a multi-player server for the video game Grand Theft Auto. The artist's avatar is seen passively idling around the virtual map of Los Santos and thus subjects himself to the agency of other players. The game world follows its own rules of contact and conduct, which players can choose to either respect or transgress. Yet, for the duration of this performance, the avatar's passivity overwhelmingly renders him a target for unprovoked and uninhibited violence.