With the rise of empires war has evolved both toward strategy and toward an art form combining numbers and decorum to produce a “theatre of war” where one can be visually stunned by the power of armours, sounds, lights, smoke and movements. The armies then blur humans, landscape and atmosphere into a temporal drama that will either change or confirm established orders.

The 230 Roman amphitheatres we know of are a reminder of how the narratives of the Empire was synthesized through gaming in a virtual theatre of war. This maintained the image of dynamism throughout the Empire.

War and peace, games and hopes, weapons and humanity: “Only a refusal to hate or kill can put an end to the chain of violence” _MLK Jr.

Madxs sound edit from EMI, At Doom’s Gate by Bobby Prince (1993) and others