I was lucky to see Hysteresis in Vienna and hear Seidel talk about his work in person. I loved this piece too and it was a real standout in the festival. In a world where people are wringing their hands about AI taking away artists' jobs, Seidel found a way to use AI as a way to blend his artwork and Tsuki's performance into something original. Instead of seeming like one of those AI images you get from plugging in a few words into an online image generator, Hysteresis feels artist's vision was brought to life in conjunction with technology. Thanks for writing this really exceptional essay about the film!