»Tokyo Arcade Warriors – Shibuya« is part of an ongoing series of videoportraits of players of video and computer games. It was shot in three different Public Gaming Arcades near Shinjuku/Tokyo. The faces of the players are the only visible evidence of the game being played. Their facial reactions are synced with the sounds emerging from the game consoles.


The film »Brilliant City« was shot from the 34th floor of a residential complex in Shanghai. The film reacts to a particular visual paradigm, which is well known from strategy and simulation computer games (Sim City, The Sims) as the so called God View.It is the distanced perspective usually taken on by city planners, game players or politicians. Both projects by Axel Stockburger.