Jan Berger

Retail Dominatrix
Never Forgetti
Free Drinks
Good Good Evil
Secret of Institut


Never Forgetti
lecture performance, 2018
multiplatform game, installation,
soundtrack, strategy guide

Never Forgetti is a portrait of passiveness and constructed womanhood within digital spheres. Story-telling has often favoured characters that innately represent (class-)privileges. The prominent, untarnished, white cis-male figure remains the perpetual focus and hero of most narratives. However, these narratives devote little or no attention to the dramatic sacrifices and deaths of women, who often only boost the hero’s exposure and victory. What happens to video game heroines after the credits? Do we simply forget about them? In a didactic live gaming lecture, Jenny Vorfahrt tells the story of video game history’s losers to remind us of their legacy and commemorate their loss, while in secret following her own mysterious agenda...