Status: Completed / Year: 2018-19 / Duration: 25′ Technique:  Live performance for 4D stage


Join a group of artists in training and conversing with an artificial intelligence that is searching for a solution to humanity’s greatest problems.

An AI has taken its liking to the literature of the Danish poet H.C. Andersen and scientist H.C. Ørsted., calling itself HC2. Performed in the incredible 4D stage (a holographic screen located in Helsingør) the audience is transported into the strange mind of HC2 as it generates particle systems, hyper-realistic environments, and fairytale worlds. Audience members conversed with a real AI on stage, leading to unpredictable and sometimes hilarious discussions.

Director: Mikael Fock, Rikke Juellund
Produced by: Helsingør Kulturværftet
Scriptwriters: Mikael Fock, Rikke Juellund, Adrian Dexter, Cecilie Wagner Falkenstrøm, Pernille Plantener Holst
Programming and simulations: Oscar Louw
Animation and 3D art: Adrian Dexter
Performer: Andrea Vagn Jensen
Artificial Intelligence: Cecilie Wagner Falkenstrøm / Artificial Mind
4D Box construction: The Culture Yard / Nikolai von Rosen
Production Manager: Johanna Maj Thorning
Light Design: Pernille Plantener Holst

The Danish Film Institute, Stugan, Yonderplay, Nippon Nordic, The Animation Workshop, Nordic Game Jam & Arsenalet Game Incubation

DOCAVIV – Best Short Documentary , VIS- Vienna Shorts – ASIFA Austria Award For The Best Film In The International Competition Animation Avantgarde ,VIS- Vienna Shorts -Audience Award, Athens International Film And Video Festival – Ohio – Animated Short Award, FILMFEST DRESDEN– Golden Horseman International Competition For Best Animated Film , DOK LEIPZIG– Golden Dove Award For Best Animated Film , ANNECY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – Jean-Luc Xiberras Award For A First Film, AFI FEST – Grand Jury Award For Best Short Animated Film, ANIMAKOM – BILBAO – Grand Prix, MONSTRA Lisbon Animation Festival – Grand Prix, FOKUS Video Art Festival – Audience Award, GLAS Animation Festival – High Risk Award , MINIMALEN Short Film Festival – Best Nordic Film , ODENSE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL- Animation Talent Award , EUROPEAN ANIMATION AWARD – Nominee For Best Director, DAVID Di DONATELLO – Shortlisted , PFA – Piccolo Festival Animazione – Jury Award , Afrodite Shorts – Award For Best Animated Film , London International Animation Festival – Best Of Animation , ANILOGUE – Grand Prix – The Best Of Anilogue , POFF Shorts – Grand Prix, Seattle International Film Festival – Special Mention, Civitanova Film Festival – “Fango E Assami Award”, Rising Of Lusitania – AnimaDoc Film Festival – Special Mention , Cinanima – Special Mention , Manchester Film Festival – Special Mention, Bit Bang Festival – Special Mention , Riga International Film Festival – Special Mention, ANIMOCJE – Special Mention, Bucheon International Animation Festival – Special Distinction Price For Short Film, Primanima World Festival Of First Animation – Best First Film