Roc Herms, Art of Duty, digital video, color, sound, 2014, 2' 10"
This machinima, which showcases in a playful, tongue-in-cheek mode, several kinds of artworks depicted in the violent first-person shooter Call of Duty Black Ops II, exemplifies Roc Herms' approach to machinima: both irreverent and witty. The sound of intense shooting is juxtaposed to images of paintings, sculptures, posters, photographs, and canvases adorning the various locales of the game. This video forms an ideal triptych with Claire Evans's Modern Warfare and Michiel Van Der Zanden's Pwned Paintings series.
Below, Herms documents his creative process: