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Stefan Larsson

In YUKI a robotic tree and two children interact in a snowy landscape, the scene becomes increasingly unclear as to who is in control and what is the purpose of their interaction. Inspired by Ocean D. Howells pamphlet ‘In the Playground of Technological Singularity’, the intention was to affect the style of Super-8 footage, in order to create a nostalgic vision of the future.

Music by Christ: One Sunny Cloudy Day.

Keywords Computer-generated, Animation
Aspect ratio 1.33:1 (4:3)
Prod. format Generic SD-video
Duration 00:05:21
Language No dialogue
Year 2007
Latest screening Sep 10, 2020
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About the artist

Stefan Larsson

Born in 1973 in Söderhamn, Sweden. Lives and works in Otsu, Japan.

Stefan Larsson is an artist who studied MFA at Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, Sweden. In 2001 he initiated the project AUJIK, inspired by Ray Kurzweils and Vernor Vinges ideas about Technological Singularity. The project explores how artificial intelligence relates to emotions, psychology, nature and consciousness. AUJIK is a new age group that shares Shinto believes that everything of nature is animated, even the things that we consider the most artificial and synthetic. Just as with other forms of animism, AUJIK worships everything that comes out of nature and regards it as spiritual beings. The main difference with AUJIK is that science and technology is considered as sacred as stones and trees. Mainly creates CGI video, sculptures, photos, mandalas and installations.