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cathexis film
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AUJIK are an esoteric group who believes in animism and worships nature.
They divide nature in to:
 
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:
The refine nature originates from the primitive and vice versa.
That refine nature is order and primitive nature is chaos.
That the resistance between them will decrease until they converge in to a state of supreme clarity.
In order to reach this state AUJIK project sacred artefacts that are a crossbreed of organic and synthetic entity.
The following manifestations illustrates how they interact with their artefacts.
Each artefacts consists of an unique and multifaceted Artificial Intelligence (AI).
By transcending emotional inputs to the artefacts artificial limbic system the AUJIK members can reveal various areas and aspects of the artefacts minds.
Examples are the artefacts self-image, consciousness, sub-consciousness, gender, affects and spirituality.
This symbiosis also leads the AUJIK members to a higher awareness of the self.
The film is a collaboration with Scottish electronic musician Christ and a cognitive neuro-scientist at Stockholm's university.
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.
The video took one year to accomplish and was funded by the Swedish art grants committee and Helge Ax:son Johnsons foundation. 
All CGI, chroma keying, motion tracking, editing, post production etc by Stefan Larsson.
All music by Christ.
Cathexis is a progressive project and currently the film is 25 minutes and divided in to five clusters:
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QUALIA: form, spatial, physics and metamorphosis.
AMYGDALA: the limbic system, neurosis, psychosis, anxiety.
LABRIDAE: gender, animus/anima-complex, hermaphroditism.
MURMURATION: computation, trajectory, patterns.(only in full version)
MANDALA: creativity, interaction, transcendence.(only in full version)
 
A Cathexis motion picture soundtrack was released on British record label Parallax sounds on October 15th 2012.
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Cathexis been part of SIGGRAPH ASIA, singapore 2012. Biwako Biennale, Shiga, Japan 2012. CologneOFF 2012/2013. Nordic Outbreak by the Streaming Museum. New York City 2013.