The First Human Born In Space
Jasmin Blasco Laboratories in collaboration with Creative Migration
The First Human Born in Space is a videowork in eight chapters to be watched sequentially.
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ABOUT THE ARTWORK
"Flipping the pioneer narrative on it's head, K_XYZ tells the story of the Native Astronaut through a series of fictional journal entries authored by a theoretical entity: The First Human Born In Space.
K_XYZ: The First Human Born In Space is a multi-disciplinary project primarily composed of short films written and directed by Jasmin Blasco, produced by Pico Studio in partnership with Creative Migration.
In a series of transmissions, The First Human Born in Space examines the long term effects of the condition of outer space on the human subject, mind and body. The orbital perspective of the native astronaut provides an alien vantage point on Earth from an environment of pure technological mediation. The project explores the ideology of function as it extends from engineering into the social realm."
JBL(Jasmin Blasco Laboratories) in partnership with Creative Migration.
Sacha Ben Harroche: Production
Francesco Colombo: Image
Jeremy Emery: Sound
Jordan Rountree: Performance
Jasmin Blasco: Concept
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Jasmin Blasco (b.1981) is a multi-disciplinary artist who approaches time-based media as the site where sound, image, and language conspire to generate fictions. Through a process of research, abstraction and fiction, his practice stages the individual in problematic narratives. He lives and works in Los Angeles.
Blasco holds a BFA in Music Technology from the California Institute of the Arts. He is a graduate of the Media Design Practices program at Art Center College of Design(MFA). His current research project examines the project of space exploration in its symbolic and cultural dimensions. The resulting works are composed of fictional journal entries authored by a theoretical entity: The First Human Born In Space.
With Andrew Friend and Sitraka Rakotoniaina, he is currently developing Very Very Far Away. Based on a workshop series of the same name, VVFA is a Podcast documenting fictional encounters with the new denizens of space colonization.
With the collaborative research platform The NOISE INDEX, Blasco explores the topicality of informational hunger within a framework that runs counter to expected display strategies.The works Convergence and Horizon have been exhibited in Paris and New York at Cutlog, through Fragmental Museum.
He also hosts Speak My Language a monthly show of curated music on the internet radio collective Dublab.
Video Credits: 01 Orbital Launch , Jasmin Blasco Laboratories in partnership with Creative Migration
Courtesy of the Artist