Lapsus Memoriae - Gray Game
Lapsus memoriae is a memory game. There are 20 cards (10 matching pairs) with "colourless" illustrations of the most "harmless" (in semantic sense) names of the military operations on the flip side. The cards are spread out with the blank side up. Can you find two identical symbols of "Amber Fox", "Shining Hope" or "Endless Justice"? If there is a match, the player finds out how the operation name causes slip of the memory, i.e. an unconscious erasure of all negative connotations connected to the concept they refer to. Play until all of the tokens are exposed. In this game nobody wins.
Violence does not serve justice, nor does it contribute to the establishment of a better and fairer society. [NATO Press Release (2001)09]
The project was realised during a residency of the Urtica Group in C3.
production: C3 Center for Culture and Communication, Budapest, Hungary, 2002
programming: Benedek Gaspar