My name is Hannes Arvid Andersson, and I am Swedish born audio-visual artist and researcher currently based in the Netherlands.
Inspired by artists and thinkers such Chris Salter, Kurt Hentchläger, Gilles Deleuze and William Burroughs, I use critical poetics (po[e]litics) and applied science fiction to explore narrative affect and interrogate the ins and outs of the multiverse.
The medium I use in creation tend to vary according to the topic at hand, but it often take the form of moving image, and this is what I have mainly chosen to submit here (as vimeo links (.mov:s available upon request)), with the exception of the last one (5) which is a static image.
Here are the works:
Is there an essence to being human?
Philosophers and physicists have attempted to answer this elusive question throughout the ages. Arguably with relatively little success. But as digital minds have a number of advantages over biological minds, especially in terms of processing vast sets of data, recent developments in computational technology have made the topic subject to quantification by semi-autonomous processes, who measure opinion in the global currency of likes and activity in the form of clicks and views.
If these novel methods show anything, it is that whatever it means to be human is seemingly changing, and that this change, as always, is inseparable from the means of measuring it, bringing forth new questions such as -What are we left with when all has been quantified?
If a true AI would awaken, capable of not only seeing, but of actually comprehending this data, how would humanity appear in the digital eyes of this alien other?
A video work on the topic of refugee crisis and the European zeitgeist.
a short video loop about the struggle over identity.
an audio-visual work by about vibrancy, resonance, communication and the emergent qualities that arises through interaction. It is a sensory experience situated slightly above the flicker fusion threshold, on the fluctuating border between the clear and the abstract.