UKI the new feature by Shu Lea Cheang, a scifi viral alt-reality cinema in development, is conceived as a sequel to her scifi cyberpunk film I.K.U. (2000).
“I.K.U. tells the story of IKU (“orgasm” in Japanese) coders, the replicants dispatched as sex machines by the internet porn enterprise GENOM Co. to collect human IKU data which made into IKU chips are sold for mobile phone plug in and consumption.
In post-net-crash UKI, the data deprived IKU coders are dumped as electronic trash in the E-trashville and re-emerge as UKI the virus. Rising up to infiltrate and sabotage a detrimental bio-scheme engineered by GENOM Co., UKI the virus is joined by defunct humanoids, trans-mutants, techno-data-body and an infected city.”
“Virus Becoming”: Shu Lea Cheang on Viral Love Biohack, an interview by Ewen Chardonnet for Makery