Jasmin Blasco Laboratory (JBL)
Whether privately or publicly funded, manned space exploration has functioned as testing ground for technological and ideological ambitions.
In the large scale narrative of space, the astronaut is posited as heroic adventurer, the test pilot of scientific advancement. By flipping the pioneer narrative on its 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.
TILL IT’S GONE, An Exhibition on Nature and Sustainability
EXHIBITION: January 13, 2016 – June 5, 2016
Featuring artists from various periods and geographies, explores artistic positions and approaches to the ecological issues and to the world we live in.
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.
Jasmin Blasco Laboratory (JBL) is an experimental research lab approaching time-based media as the site where sound, image, and language conspire to generate the fictional.