ARTWORK

QNQ/AUJIK

Sweden/Japan

QNQ/AUJIK was initiated in 2001 by contemporary artist Stefan Larsson, born in Soderhamn, Sweden, lives and works in Otsu, Japan. MFA at Umea Academy of Fine Arts. Sweden. Working with CGI-video, motion graphic, installations, photos, paintings, clothes and music. Concept of the work(in very short terms) is how AI(artificial intelligence) transcends with the human mind in aspects such as emotions, consciousness, gender and perceptions, as well as the balance and distinction between nature and technology. His work has been described as the Moomin's approach to the technological singularity. Received an honorary mention award(computer animation/vfx/film) at Prix Ars Electronica 2011. Also been featured at onedotzero adventures in motion 2010&2011, Japan media arts Festival 2010, Ars Electronica animation festival 2011. STRP-festival 2010, CologneOFF 2011, CMoDA: creative future. Bejing 2011, Oslo Screen Festival 2012, Oberhausen 58th int. Festival 2012 and more. Had solo exhibitions at galleries in Kyoto, Osaka and Tokyo as well as several group exhibitions.

9 states of ambivalence

201200:01:30Video Art
Psychologist Silvan Tomkins Affect Theory; In psychoanalysis an Affect is an emotion or subjectively experienced feeling. The nine affects are: 1. Enjoyment/Joy 2. Interest/Excitement 3. Surprise/Startle 4. Anger/Rage 5. Disgust 6. Dissmell 7. Distress/Anguish 8. Fear/Terror 9. Shame/Humiliation. This video consists of 9 individual characters which are crossbreeds of organic and synthetic elements. Each character represent one of Tomkins Affects in no particular order. They are bound together by different external expressions which can also be seen as a form of communication. They are being observed by a dog named Sharik from whom the viewer see the perspective. It is also inspired by the ideas of Rhizome as described by Gillez Deleuze and Felix Guattari in the book "a thousand plateaus", and especially the concept of Multiplicity. This video was commissioned by Japanese TV Station Space Shower as part of their Station ID project 2012. It will be broadcast on their TV Chanel in April 2012. http://www.spaceshowertv.com


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