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Dimensions:
22:02 mins

Description:
Single channel HD video animation, with audio. Cathexis is a progressive project and currently the film is 22 minutes long, divided into five clusters. All music by Christ. Video © Stefan Larsson / QNQ. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2011

Stefan Larsson (QNQ / AUJIK) Digital Cathexis, still

Dimensions:
22:02 mins

Description:
Single channel HD video animation, with audio. Cathexis is a progressive project and currently the film is 22 minutes long, divided into five clusters. All music by Christ. Image © Stefan Larsson / QNQ. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2011

Stefan Larsson (QNQ / AUJIK) Digital Cathexis, still

Dimensions:
22:02 mins

Description:
Single channel HD video animation, with audio. Cathexis is a progressive project and currently the film is 22 minutes long, divided into five clusters. All music by Christ. Image © Stefan Larsson / QNQ. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2011

Stefan Larsson (QNQ / AUJIK) Digital Cathexis, still

Dimensions:
22:02 mins

Description:
Single channel HD video animation, with audio. Cathexis is a progressive project and currently the film is 22 minutes long, divided into five clusters. All music by Christ. Image © Stefan Larsson / QNQ. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2011

Stefan Larsson (QNQ / AUJIK) Digital Cathexis, still

Dimensions:
22:02 mins

Description:
Single channel HD video animation, with audio. Cathexis is a progressive project and currently the film is 22 minutes long, divided into five clusters. All music by Christ. Image © Stefan Larsson / QNQ. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2011

Stefan Larsson (QNQ / AUJIK) Digital Cathexis, still

Dimensions:
22:02 mins

Description:
Single channel HD video animation, with audio. Cathexis is a progressive project and currently the film is 22 minutes long, divided into five clusters. All music by Christ. Image © Stefan Larsson / QNQ. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2011

Stefan Larsson (QNQ / AUJIK) Digital Cathexis, still

Dimensions:
22:02 mins

Description:
Single channel HD video animation, with audio. Cathexis is a progressive project and currently the film is 22 minutes long, divided into five clusters. All music by Christ. Image © Stefan Larsson / QNQ. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2011

Stefan Larsson (QNQ / AUJIK) Digital Cathexis, still

Dimensions:
22:02 mins

Description:
Single channel HD video animation, with audio. Cathexis is a progressive project and currently the film is 22 minutes long, divided into five clusters. All music by Christ. Image © Stefan Larsson / QNQ. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2011

Stefan Larsson (QNQ / AUJIK) Digital Cathexis, still

Dimensions:
22:02 mins

Description:
Single channel HD video animation, with audio. Cathexis is a progressive project and currently the film is 22 minutes long, divided into five clusters. All music by Christ. Image © Stefan Larsson / QNQ. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2011

Stefan Larsson (QNQ / AUJIK) Digital Cathexis, still

Dimensions:
22:02 mins

Description:
Single channel HD video animation, with audio. Cathexis is a progressive project and currently the film is 22 minutes long, divided into five clusters. All music by Christ. Image © Stefan Larsson / QNQ. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2011

Stefan Larsson (QNQ / AUJIK) Digital Cathexis, still

Dimensions:
22:02 mins

Description:
Single channel HD video animation, with audio. Cathexis is a progressive project and currently the film is 22 minutes long, divided into five clusters. All music by Christ. Image © Stefan Larsson / QNQ. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2011

Stefan Larsson (QNQ / AUJIK) Digital Cathexis, still

Dimensions:
22:02 mins

Description:
Single channel HD video animation, with audio. Cathexis is a progressive project and currently the film is 22 minutes long, divided into five clusters. All music by Christ. Image © Stefan Larsson / QNQ. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2011

Stefan Larsson (QNQ / AUJIK) Digital Cathexis, still

Dimensions:
22:02 mins

Description:
Single channel HD video animation, with audio. Cathexis is a progressive project and currently the film is 22 minutes long, divided into five clusters. All music by Christ. Image © Stefan Larsson / QNQ. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2011

Stefan Larsson (QNQ / AUJIK) Digital Cathexis, still

Dimensions:
22:02 mins

Description:
Single channel HD video animation, with audio. Cathexis is a progressive project and currently the film is 22 minutes long, divided into five clusters. All music by Christ. Image © Stefan Larsson / QNQ. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2011

Stefan Larsson (QNQ / AUJIK) Digital Cathexis, still

Dimensions:
22:02 mins

Description:
Single channel HD video animation, with audio. Cathexis is a progressive project and currently the film is 22 minutes long, divided into five clusters. All music by Christ. Image © Stefan Larsson / QNQ. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2011

Stefan Larsson (QNQ / AUJIK) Digital Cathexis, still

Dimensions:
22:02 mins

Description:
Single channel HD video animation, with audio. Cathexis is a progressive project and currently the film is 22 minutes long, divided into five clusters. All music by Christ. Image © Stefan Larsson / QNQ. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2011

Stefan Larsson (QNQ / AUJIK) Digital Cathexis, still

Dimensions:
22:02 mins

Description:
Single channel HD video animation, with audio. Cathexis is a progressive project and currently the film is 22 minutes long, divided into five clusters. All music by Christ. Image © Stefan Larsson / QNQ. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2011

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Cathexis

The refine nature originates from the primitive and vice versa. That refine nature is order and primitive nature is chaos. The resistance between them will decrease until they converge into a state of supreme clarity.

AUJIK are an esoteric group who believes in animism and worships nature.

They divide nature into:

Refined: 
robotics
artificial intelligence
nano technology
dna manipulation
augmented reality
body enhancements
carbon nano tubes
synthetic photosynthesis

Primitive:
trees
plants
soil
organism
stones
metals
minerals
foliage

AUJIK states that:

In order to reach a state of supreme clarity AUJIK projects sacred artifacts that are a crossbreed of organic and synthetic entity. The following manifestations illustrates how they interact with their artifacts. Each artifact consists of an unique and multifaceted Artificial Intelligence (AI).

By transcending emotional inputs to the artifacts artificial limbic system, the AUJIK members can reveal various areas and aspects of the artifacts’ minds. Examples are the artifacts self-image, consciousness, sub-consciousness, gender, affects and spirituality. This symbiosis also leads the AUJIK members to a higher awareness of the self.

The video is a collaboration with Scottish electronic musician christ who made the score. The concept of the film is how Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) transcends with human emotions. In the video several examples of this is manifested by an fictional esoteric group called AUJIK.

Cathexis is divided in to five sections:
QUALIA: Form, space, physics and metamorphosis.
AMYGDALA: the limbic system; neurosis, psychosis, phobias.
LABRIDAE: Gender, animus/anima-complex, hermaphroditism.
MURMURATION: computation, trajectory, patterns.
MANDALA: creativity, interaction, transcendence.

The video took one year to accomplish and was funded by the Swedish Art Grants Committee and Helge Ax:son Johnsons foundation. christ – Cathexis motion picture soundtrack was released on UK-record label Parallax Sounds in October 2012.

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Stefan Larsson (QNQ / AUJIK) was born in 1973 in Soderhamn, Sweden, and lives and works in Otsu, Japan. He studied MFA at Umea Academy of Fine Arts in Sweden. Stefan is an award winning contemporary artist who received an honorary mention award (computer graphic/film/vfx) at the 2011 edition of Prix Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria and has been featured on events such as Ars Electronica animation...