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One of the videos short-listed for exhibition at the Guggenheim in YouTube exhibit is a juxtaposition of Call of Duty gameplay and the U.S. Army’s “collateral murder” snuff video from WikiLeaks.

Mash-up artist Josh Bricker explains that his sound mix is a gradual merging of WikiLeaks audio with the game’s into a seamless horror show of “brutally insensitive, numbed and distant” dialogue. Everything in the clip was “harvested” from YouTube, so it’s also a dark tribute to the potential of the medium, as well as commentary on the desensitizing representations of war.