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A guide named Nashi narrates the audience journey in an uncanny forest. What are the creatures that live there, living beings or robots? Nashi states that everything is animated, and that even the things we consider synthetic and artificial are as sacred as plants and stones. She criticizes nature for its inability to develop and praises technology for its flexibility and proclaims that nature should adapt to technology in order to survive.
AUJIK was initiated in 2001 by artist Stefan Larsson, born in Söderhamn, Sweden, lives and works in Otsu, Japan, MFA at Umea Academy of Fine Arts (Sweden). Inspired by Ray Kurzweils and Vernor Vinges ideas about Technological Singularity. He is interested in how artificial intelligence relates to emotions, psychology, nature and cTonsciousness. AUJIK is a new age group that shares Shintos belief 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.