Joscha Steffens

*1981

Joscha Steffens' body of work consists of an ongoing research on wargaming and the aestheticization of violence both in a virtual as in an analogue form. His work has been shown on national and international platforms. He graduated from Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig followed by a postgraduate program at the Kunsthochschule für Medien in Cologne. Currently he is Resident Artist at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam.

Artist of the B3 Exhibition ON DESIRE

Filia Athenae, 2017
Three-channel video installation
Courtesy of the artist

‘Teen Spirit Island’ results from a 3-year-research on the pro gamers elite of ‘League of Legends’. Joscha Steffens followed the vigorous young heroes of the world’s biggest online game during their competitions in the arenas of Europe, South Korea and the US. The video installation ‘Filia Athenae’ puts the focus on the female side of E-sports and the epic Ego-Shooter ‘Counter Strike’—the only such game paying attention to women.

More information: www.joschasteffens.de

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Egoshooter, war games, and epic online battles: Power to the powerless, or just playing games?

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM Egoshooter, war games, and epic online battles: Power to the powerless, or just playing games? Panel