End Time and The Trajectories of Ancestors is a video (machinima) essay on the historical fragments of Montana and Native American history. Going deep into the American soil conveyed in the video game Far Cry 5 (2018), the work manifests the juxtaposition between religious survivalism on the nuclear threat and End Time, the digital landscape of Montana, and the historical records and testimonies of Native American’s history and movement. This intersection can be conceived as a detour in thinking and questioning the universal issues on colonization, land, race, violence and the appropriation of culture and history in the video game.
Edwin Lo is an artist and researcher working across video, image, installation, sound, and video game. Lo received a Master of Arts from the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong. His work was exhibited in many countries. Recent projects were presented by the Goethe-Institut and Para/site in Hong Kong, the Tokyo Arts and Space, the Experimental Sound Studio in Chicago, Loop in Barcelona and Meinblau Projektraum in Berlin. Lo lives and works in Hong Kong.
Edited and directed by Lo Yun Ting.
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