Spatial Bodies: Shenzhen & Hong Kong
Electronic Language International Festival
Commissioned by the UABB 2019, AUJIK’s latest work Spatial Bodies: ShenZhen & Hong Kong is exhibited in MOCAUP “Ascending City”. AUJIK applies a conceptual approach to Shenzhen, recreating its architectural domain into something that resembles electronic components and circuits, which are interconnected like a huge computer motherboard. This could be perceived as a reflection on Shenzhen’s rapidly technological acceleration and status as one of the most cutting edge metropolises in the world.
For AUJIK, nature is divided into Refined and Primitive categories. This separation presents a conflict that is the root of all chaos in the world, and, in order to reach a sublime state, AUJIK generates rituals to harmonize the organic and synthetic realms. Refined nature consists of evolved technology such as robotics, AI, cybernetics, DNA manipulations, and body enhancements. The Primitive includes fauna, flora, and the Earth itself with its precious stones, minerals, and metals. The pulsating foliage and advanced interfaces that emerge in the biosphere serve as sacred artifacts, visions of a futurist environment.