RE-ANIMATED is a VR artwork that brings back to life the Kaui‘O’o bird, which went extinct in 1987. Using an audio recording of the last bird of its kind calling mournfully to a non-existent mate, the work re-imagines our relationship to natural history. Erratic Animist, a tech-art collective directed by Jakob Kudsk Steensen, hopes that by giving the bird new life in technology, its story will take on new dimensions, and further highlight threats to endangered species and our climate.

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Jakob Kudsk Steensen




Director: Jakob Kudsk Steensen
Executive Producer: Jakob Kudsk Steensen
Producer: Jakob Kudsk Steensen, Toke Lykkeberg Nilsen and Tranen Contemporary Art, Brian Solomon, Jazia Hammoudi
Cinematographer: Jakob Kudsk Steensen
Editor: Jakob Kudsk Steensen
Sound Designer: Jerry Smith (Music Programming), Todd Bryant (Audio Interaction)
Music: Michael Reisman
Additional Credits: Character Optimization: Jeremy Thompson, Bird Call Fluid Simulation: Andy Thomas, Studio Manager & Research Assistant: Jazia Lowi Hammoudi, Exhibition Producer: Brian Solomon, Voice Actor: Michael Silberblatt, Programmer: Todd Bryant


Jakob Kudsk Steensen
Public Film Contact
Jakob Kudsk Steensen
Erratic Animist LLC
Publicity Contact
Jazia Hammoudi
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2018
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Genre: Documentary, Experimental, Sci-Fi
Screening in: Virtual Cinema Program
Screening Section: Virtual Cinema Competition
Screening Category: Virtual Reality
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 15:00 mins