Jakob Kudsk Steensen

Jakob Kudsk Steensen employs a formally rigorous approach to creating multi-layered VR environments that engage with the contemporary issue of extinction. Eschewing the idea that VR offers a potential “solution” to the disappearance of biodiversity, Steensen aims to reflect rather on the deep sense of loss surrounding extinction and the poetics of hybrid relationships between nature and technology. His works often exist as omnibus collaborations drawing on the creative input of musicians, writers, scientists, and developers, and are staged in spaces that combine tactile materials with impeccably rendered virtual worlds.