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Ögonkontakt / Eye Contact
2023
Exhibited at: 
Super Sight, SJCD, 2023
Ögonkontakt / Eye Contact consists of archival material from a family album that has been AI-generated into moving images. The archival material consists of glass negatives scanned in the early 2000s and has therefore been a low-resolution source material. The artist has worked with the information gap in the work to see what the result becomes through an AI-generated enhancement. The focus of the eyes in the work takes leaps in perhaps the most profound communication we humans are accustomed to: eye contact. What happens when still images are presented as moving material? The recurring gazes become a meeting with an archive, artificial memories with relatives, but also an examination of how real the generated eyes are perceived. A recurring death algorithm or a mirror to the soul.

 


A Hard Currency of Memories
2024
A Hard Currency of Memories is an experimental essay film that navigates the intricate relationship between memory and data. Through individual interviews detailing experiences of data loss, along with field site visits and interviews at a data recovery lab, the film sets out to investigate the infrastructure underlying this modern phenomenon. Enriched with archival material, it offers a deep dive into the complexities of memory preservation in the digital age.

Directed by: Albert Sten 
Photography, script, sound and edit by: Albert Sten 

Archival material from The Prelinger Archives Home Movies. Sourced from the Internet Archive. As well as private family films from the directors personal albums.

 AI-generated voiceover from ElevenLabs


Jag ärvde en mörk skog dit  jag sällan går
2021
Exhibited at: 
Nordic Light Festival, 2023
Härnösand Konsthall, 2022
Röda Sten Konsthall, 2021
Jag ärvde en mörk skog dit jag sällan explores a location that encompasses a family, forestry history, and a strike conflict that occurred in Ådalen in 1931. The work consists of contemporary photography as well as archival material from family and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Through interventions in the archival material and encounters between different sources, a weave of place, memory, and history is portrayed in an attempt to understand a personal and collective heritage.




UNKNOWN – 22
2023 
UNKNOWN – 22 is a brief ai-project that grew out of a general curiosity for historical events. The images display 22 unknown images depcting the events of the Kennedy assassination in 1963. The famous event is depicted through out history in mass media with a few images and the famous Zapruder film. The ai-prompt was based on different descriptions to make the ai create never before seen photage that could help resolve the conspiracies surrounding the assassination. The eerie result becomes a visual reflection on mass medial history and the questions of how we will view history thorugh the ai-lens. 



Polaroider
2023

Studie av ansikte
2021

Dödsupplevelser
2023
Exhibited at: 
gna project, 2023
Dödsupplevelser (Death Experiences) is an exhibition that explores concepts of digital immortality and digital re-creation. With various photo-based technologies such as artificial intelligence and virtual reality, there are voices today arguing that the border between real and digital life may soon be blurred. The works in the exhibition explore the spiritual side of these technological developments. How similar ideas are found in religion and mythology, how sophisticated the technology is for this and what glitches that might occur in the process. The exhibition also shows archival material and texts from a hundred-year-old diary containing correspondence with a medium who was part of the anthroposophical circles of the time.

The images and video works shown are a mixture of material from family albums, ai-generated images and new material created in dialogue. The techniques are intertwined and photography as a medium is at the center of the various questions raised throughout the different works in the exhibition.

Självhjälp / Self Help
2019
Exhibited at: 
Vaxholms rådhus, 2020
Liljevalchs, 2020
Galleri Rotor2, 2019


Statister / Extras
2023
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