Kute Kingdom



2019
virtual environment created with
Maya, Substance Painter and Unreal Engine 4





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This is a world in which the citizens gather around the statue of the kawaii god, to collectively meditate and generate specific ranges of brainwaves that will be collected, transformed and disseminated to power the the city.






“Cute is attuned to an era that is no longer as wedded as it once was to hallowed dichotomies like masculine and feminine, sexual and nonsexual, adult and child, being and becoming, transient and eternal, body and soul, absolute and contingent, and even good and bad—dichotomies that once structured great ideals but that are now taken to be less hard-and-fast, more porous than had been traditionally assumed.”


-- Simon May, The Power of Cute










“Let's absurdify life, from east to west. Let us play hide-and-seek with our consciousness of living.” (Fernando Pessoa)