by Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis

21 minutes

Online players are telling their difficulties to escape from swatting, a cyber harassment phenomenon coming from the USA and threatening their life at every game.

Swatting is a malicious prank in which special law enforcement units (such as SWAT in the United States) are called to someone’s home under the pretext of an imaginary emergency. In Swatted, the events take shape through YouTube videos and vector images from a video game.

Screening from the exhibition “Escape: La guerre des datas”, French Institute

Artist Bio

Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis, director, is living and working between Paris and Bruxelles. He develops a hybrid artistic practice that extends cinema into the realm of contemporary art. His work questions technology, memory, the virtual and explores the porous worlds of the image.