Tactical Forgetting


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Mental Ecologies of War​ Tactical Forgetting

11 Minutes

February 15–March 15, 2023

Tactical Forgetting is a computer-supported exercise that tackles the issue of digital memory and distributed events that need to be forgotten either because of their sensitive content, or because of community safety. Narratives unfold within different temporalities and spaces: documentary footage of the labor inspection in a large company in Minsk that develops military computer games, disappeared content from servers of internet portals, the distributed memory of bodies participating in the revolution, and fictional desired economic strikes. This video can be seen as a playthrough, which one traverses following the threads of the mental exercise.

This screening is part of Infrastructures, Geographies, and Elemental Relations, the first of two chapters of the film program Mental Ecologies of War​, curated by Olexii Kuchanskyi and Elena Vogman. The second chapter of the program takes place at e-flux Screening Room on March 18, 2023. See the full program here.

For more information, contact program@e-flux.com.

Film, Labor & Work
Video Games, Eastern Europe, Militarization, Memory
Return to I. Infrastructures, Geographies, and Elemental Relations

eeefff is an artistic cooperation / made-up institution / poetic computations / hacking unit / queer time. It is neither one of these, nor all together. eeefff makes software-based projects, publications, networks, and platforms that critically explore digital labor, value extraction, and community formation in Eastern Europe. Its practice is usually organized with the methods of public actions, online interventions, performative seminars, software and hardware hacking, framing environments, and choreographing social situations.

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