Ben Elliot

My Little Friend

My Little Friend is a virtual character created by artist Ben Elliot.
Agender, non-animal, nor human, its personnality epitomizes the cute and innovative aspects of the millenial generation and in general of a creative and forward-thinking audience.
Conceived as a long-term and multi-faceted art project, Ben Elliot will develop My Little Friend as a brand, establish and promote its licencing and merchandises. The loveable and relatable character will be used throughout paintings, sculptures and various artworks, as well as limited editions of apparel, homeware, toys, etc. The first implementation of My Little Friend involves the introduction of a face filter as well as several programs in virtual and augmented reality, for fans to be able to interact with their virtual friend.
The project explores the culture of digital pets and fictional characters such as Hello Kitty, Milk & Mocha, Tuzki, or Gudetama, that has been especially popular since the mid 2010’s. My Little Friend aims at connecting this trend to art, tech, A.I., and smart entertainment.

My Little Friend - © Ben Elliot
My Little Friend - © Ben Elliot

My Little Friend, 2021. Online virtual reality exhibition. Visit the viewing room.

My Little Friend - © Ben Elliot

My Little Friend, 2021. Online virtual reality exhibition. Visit the viewing room.

My Little Friend - © Ben Elliot
My Little Friend - © Ben Elliot
My Little Friend - © Ben Elliot
My Little Friend - © Ben Elliot
My Little Friend - © Ben Elliot

Character design: Silvia Casali
Filter development: @viv_galinari @mutantboard
AR exhibition development: @minsarstudio
Tiktok animation: @magic.mountain
Still images: @hardmetacore
Special thanks to Louise Briskmann, Kirsten Wang

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