"DeLappe’s art is of that rare sort that can culture jam without losing the complexity of an aesthetic sensibility. What the image of a drone stamped onto a dollar bill means is as strange and compelling as how it looks. And the same holds for “Elegy: GTA USA,” where the viewer is aware that she is captive to a work of artifice, a game laced with a hypnotic cinematic energy that betrays the project’s aim: to memorialize the disturbing level of gun violence in America, and to gesture to our sense of being entertained by it. What the piece performs then is our collective cultural incapacity to acknowledge, accept, or deal with this violence. In this respect, “Elegy: GTA USA” becomes a working model of how our violent fantasies coexist with our living horrors."
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