Much like Stern’s ’Sheik Attack’ (2000), ’Vietnam Romance’ (2003) is compiled from the sources available on the computer desktop environment - games, graphics and music. A remix of the Vietnam war experience with a MIDI soundtrack, computer game clips and references to film classics like ’The Deer Hunter’ and ’Apocalypse Now’, ’Vietnam Romance’ is a digital condensed simulation of the Vietnam War, at the intersection between reality, fantasy and history. Stern plays not only with ideas about the mediation of history, but also with the fact that we increasingly experience the world through artificial constructions, that in turn prompt a form of false nostalgia.
- Year 2003
- Duration 00:19:09