2022, video, video installation, found videos
On Twitch and YouTube, gamers stream their journeys over a replica of our world using flight simulators — some curious, others dutiful, and quite a few in the service of virtual airlines following official schedules. In the course of their missions, they are often guided by other gamers who participate as air traffic controllers. Sebastian Schmieg regularly watches both pilots and air traffic controllers and collects and archives their virtual work. In his video “Lights will guide you home”, pilots drive to the runway, accelerate, and take off, soaring into the skies of Microsoft Flight Simulator before landing safely at their destination – always accompanied by air traffic controllers.
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