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“Elegy: GTA USA Gun Homicides” [2018–19]

Joseph DeLAPPE

“Elegy: GTA USA Gun Homicides”


“Elegy: GTA USA Gun Homicides” is a project that, according to plan, will be continued from July 4, 2018 until July 4 in 2019. The number of gun homicides in the USA* is translated into simulated, live-transmitted events in the course of a day in the game ”Grand Theft Auto V.” By overlapping aspects of death in a game and in real life, DeLappe draws a portrait of a society in which wars and guns are everyday reality.

* Quoted up to December 31, 2018 is the year-to-date number of 2018, and after January 1, 2019, the number of 2019, according to the “Gun Violence Archive” (



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