Never Forgetti
lecture performance, 2018
multiplatform game, installation,
code by Breogán Hackett
soundtrack & strategy guide
performance at 35c3

Never Forgetti is a didactic live gaming lecture about the deaths of female video game characters and how their normative framing prevents them from developing agency to avert their fatal destiny. The performance investigates on power relationships between lecturer and audience to reflect on how models of subjugation are established in media and our current social realities. Taking on the persona of Jenny Vorfahrt, a mysterious character that exists both outside and inside the gaming realm, I provide attendees with showcase of gameplay and theoretical knowledge about live and death of popular heroines, as well as symbolisms in traditional video game narratives. In reality, however, Jenny is pursuing her own secretive agenda...

photos: Theresa Büchner