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The Kawayoku Inception

September 26th, 2023

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Human rights violations and onlyfans streamers, unboxing and sniping, #pewpew and #militarycurves, war and ahegao.

The Kawayoku Inception by Noura Tafeche is an archival project that aims to shape under a new taxonomy contemporary digital elusiveness and the ultimate stage of violence sublimation.

Presented here as a video-essay The Kawayoku Inception intend to show a new perspective of questioning the way we are used to elaborate violence in the realm of human visual perception.

The environment of such investigation is of course, the internet, a bristly meadow that breeds our digital lives, our atomized lonesome online experiences daily imbibed by incalculable quantities of images we are incessantly, (un)voluntarily over-exposed to.

Kawayoku is an imperfect linguistic crasis freely taken from Japanese language Kawaii > cute + Bōryoku > violence

Directed: Noura Tafeche
Edited: Tommaso Campagna
Published by THE VOID (Insitute of Network Cultures), Amsterdam 2023.
This video is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0.)

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