Moving Image Design
I am a designer and writer based in London. My work explores the intersection of documentary filmmaking and games and I have exhibited at Tate Briain, Somerset House, and the V&A Museum of Childhood. My first philosophical paper "Inside a Game" was recently published at the Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective.
Growing up in post-dictatorship Albania and the aftermath of the Kosovo War, I witnessed firsthand how stories frame reality and define how we perceive each other.
As the child of two parents who grew up in a totalitarian regime, I have always been haunted by their account of a system they once worshiped but now recall as an absurd memory from the past. The shadow of the dictatorship still prevails in Albania, not only imposing its presence through the hundreds of bunkers built across the country but also hidden in collective memories of control and manipulation.
My perception of the dictatorship is formed from various pieces of information collected during my upbringing in Albania and is thus distinctly different from that of my parents. I have been hesitant to take the challenge of representing a whole historical period, despite my life-long curiosity. When I began interviewing, the individuals I met moved me completely, and I knew then that I was not going to simply tell the story of the Albanian dictatorship: the world needed to know their stories. Hopefully, my docu-game Diktatura will inspire its audience to detect authoritarian insurgencies and hold power to account.
You, however, are entirely fictional.
Medium:Dystopian docu-game based on the Albanian dictatorship
You can test a playthrough of Diktatura during Games for Change Festival New York (Online).
Due to premiere agreements, I cannot show the VR experience. Please contact me for more information.
My role in the project: Creator, Director, Writer
Diktatura Screenplay: Page 1 (15.05.2020)
Diktatura Screenplay: Page 2 (15.05.2020)
My role in the project: Director and Producer
My role in the project: Writer