urban landscapes of hong kong + shenzhen become AUJIK's animated architectural organisms

urban landscapes of hong kong + shenzhen become AUJIK's animated architectural organisms

commissioned by the bi-city biennale of urbanism/architecture (UABB) shenzhen, artist stefan larssson — initiator of mysterious nature/tech cult AUJIK — introduces a new episode in his ‘spatial bodies’ video series. the project, ‘spatial bodies: hong kong & shenzhen’, sees urban landscapes and architectural bodies morph into autonomous organisms. elements of the cities’ structures are warped, distorted, expanded and imploded to generate a new architectural language and landscape.



‘spatial bodies: hong kong & shenzhen’ reveals a densely packed urban area that becomes an animated labyrinth of familiar yet strange augmented buildings — concrete vegetation oscillates between order and chaos. the original version is a 4K dual channel video projection, with a score specially composed by japanese electronic artist daisuke tanabe, who also made the music for the previous ‘spatial bodies’ video.



the project has premiered at the shenzhen contemporary art and urban planning museum as part of the bi-city biennale of urbanism/architecture (UABB), shenzhen. jointly curated by carlo ratti and south china-torino lab, UABB aims to explore how digital technologies and artificial intelligence are going to impact architecture and people’s daily life in the city. more than 140 works are presented by over 280 participants from 24 countries and regions in the exhibition, including MVRDV, stefano boeri, dominique perrault, sou fujimoto, and other prestigious international and domestic architects, artists and institutes.



project info: 


artist: stefan larssson / AUJIK 
premiere at: shenzhen biennale of urbanism\architecture (UABB)
dates: december 21 2019 – spring 2020
location: the museum of contemporary art & planning exhibition (MOCAPE)
music: daisuke tanabe
courtesy of: AUJIK & BANK MABSOCIETY gallery, shanghai
commissioned by: shenzhen biennale of urbanism\architecture (UABB)

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