We live in a hybrid age in which humans and technology are merging more and more. Nontransparent algorithms guide our perception. Human replication in the digital space creates distorted parallel worlds with seemingly unlimited positive as well as negative potential. It is uncanny. An ambivalent feeling of fascination and unease at the same time.
AI:STHETICS reflects in an artistic encounter with the topic of the uncanny its effect of fascination and unease. The designers themselves serve as motifs and stage themselves in distorted visual worlds. The aesthetics are located at the tilting moment of the known, the familiar and the unknown, the hidden. In an audiovisual installation, this exploration of the uncanny is not only made visible, but also made tangible for the viewer in a holistic experience.
In a 6-minute audiovisual performance, viewers are drawn into a world of uncanny-fascinating visuals in the realms of artificial hybrids, digital avatars and fused realities. An ancient arched cellar surrounds the dismal mood of the immersive installation and enhances the effect and aesthetic experience of the uncanny. The ancient murals provide a contrast to the technical progressive installation, which consists of screens and projection surfaces. The synergy of visuals, audio, location and the installation itself creates a wholesome experience of the uncanny and its ambivalent effect of fascination and unease.