FPS is an interactive installation by French Artist Hugo Arcier featuring a soundtrack by Stéphane Rives and Frédéric Nogray also known as The Imaginary Soundscapes.
Arcier created the piece as a response to the November 13, 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris.
As he writes:
"The artist deals with blindness hijacking video game codes, in particular of first person shooter game. The only visible elements are pyrotechnic effects, gunshots, muzzles flashes, sparks, impacts, smokes. All these elements reveal a decor and impersonal silhouettes, innocent persons denied by the subjectivity of the character we incarnate. From dark to light, a blindness is replaced by another one. Gunshots after gunshots a memorial is created before our eyes." (Hugo Arcier)
FPS is currently on display at Fantômes numériques (Digital Ghosts), a new exhibition at Lux-Scène Nationale in Valence, France.
Hugo Arcier, FPS, interactive installation, 2016
Arcier's previous work, 11 Executions(2015), also deals with terrorism, random violence, and trauma. His machinima is currently on display at GAME VIDEO/ART. A SURVEYin the Record level.