JBL

Jasmin Blasco Laboratory  


September 26, 2017
Jasmin Blasco live in London with rough music.


Jasmin Blasco will perform LIVE in London with rough music THIS FRIDAY (September 29) for IKLECTIK Art Lab’s A Can of Worms!

“rough music is an improv group using conventional instrumentation and a field kit toproduce a charivari of discordant rhythms and rhymes.”
- @roughmusic1

A Can of Worms - A Concert


IKLECTIC Art Lab
Old Paradise Yard, 20 Carlisle Lane
London SE1 7LG
Doors at 8 pm.

 

September 22, 2017
This Weekend! VVFA LIVE (Jasmin Blasco) in London for Digital Design Weekend at the V&A!



Very Very Far Away will be LIVE this weekend, September 23rd and 24th, at the seventh annual DigitalDesign Weekend at Victoria and Albert Museum in London. This special VVFA performance and workshop will be the first installment in the Sightseer Project, a speculation about a space tether anchored on an artificial island in the Pacific.

Over the course of the weekend, VVFA will set up as a pop-up radio station broadcasting in-person interviews (Garnet Hertz, David Benqué, Joseph Popper), playing back episodes from VVFA podcasts, conducting performances with members of the audience and presenting improvised music by WORMS and other space-themed musical selections.
Click here to reserve free tickets to Digital Design Weekend 2017 – or if you can't be there, tune in to vvfa.space/radio

Very Very Far Away (VVFA) is a public facing research project consisting of a podcast, a workshop and a series of special projects, seeking to re-ignite future ideologies. Its method uses Space Exploration as a lens to examine current ideas and values which may pertain to future societies through technological advances.



May 18, 2017 
In From the Cold

Antennae, FM transmitter, car battery, solar panel, power inverter, media player (MP3), Memorex portable handheld radios, earbuds, looping audio file (75m4s).

In From The Cold is a radiophonic piece in 6 +1 parts, intended for continuous transmission:

0. The Ice
1. The Ship
2. The Thaw
3. The Deluge & The Storm
4. The Drowned World
5. The New Ooze
6. Frost.

With each section, the piece maps a myth of the world's origin with Antarctica at its center.



Through the lens of the ice continent, In From The Cold focuses on environmental shifts, our limited perception of time, and life in extreme environments. A speculation about systemic changes over millennia, the piece contrasts human existence with geological timescales. Antarctica contains a stratigraphic index of geological epochs and preserves bacteria in cryostasis over millions of years. With rapidly rising temperatures caused by climate change, the Antarctic ice sheet is a time-bomb, releasing ancient life forms into a post-human primal ooze.

In From The Cold features Anna Kleiva and was inspired by interviews with D. Graham Burnett, Christina Agapakis, Jana Winderen, Mike Harding and Stephanie Roland.

Listen to the interviews here:


In From The Cold was presented at the Antarctic Pavilion during the 57th International Art Exhibition in Venice, Italy.

Credits:
Concept, Performance, Music and Sound: Jasmin Blasco
Engineering: Jeremy Emery
Project Coordinator: Sierra Feldner-Shaw




May 27, 2017

Jasmin Blasco's In From The Cold (review) at the Antarctic Pavilion


ANTARCTICA PAVILION

The Antarctica Pavilion is hosted in yet another splendid palazzo, on the southern part of the main island of Venice, facing Giudecca. It hosts a number of works by international artists, some of whom had the chance to travel to Antarctica and produce work over there. I enjoy the way works are presented on top of photographic tripods and the overall balance between lyricism and science.

My favorite work is by LA-based artist Jasmin Blasco, a sound piece you can listen to on portable FM radios out in the garden. At a short distance from the solar powered radio transmitter and antenna that feed my radio, I sit near the canal and listen to about fifteen minutes (the total duration is an hour and a quarter) of Blasco’s improvised narration. The artist recounts a story of South Pole exploration in the early 20th Century from the perspective of the leader of the mission, but also from that of bacteria and other life forms trapped in the ice since millennia ago. The work is eerie; sentences find their way through long moments of silence, when one can hear the interference in the radio signal as well as ethereal synth chords. There are many references I connect with, from the short stories of H.P. Lovecraft to John Carpenter’s The Thing and the music of Vangelis. The piece is immersive, and I lose all sense of time and place very quickly; it’s only that annoying feeling I get in Venice, urging me to see more art and meet more people, that pushes me to come back from the Pole.

Excerpt from VIVA ARTICLE VIVA
2017.05.26 Fri, by Girolamo Marri Translated by: 王丹艺

南极洲馆中,站在个人的作品《In From the Cold》前的艺术家 Jasmin Blasco
Artist Jasmin Blasco in front of his piece In From the Cold, at the Antarctica Pavilion




April 27, 2017

Jasmin Blasco at the Antarctic Pavilion during the 57th Venice Biennale (opening)



Jasmin Blasco presents In From The Cold at the Antarctic Pavilion during the 57th Venice Biennale of Art 2017.

Through the lens of the ice continent, In From The Cold focuses on themes of environmental shifts, our limited perception of time, and forms of life in extreme environments. The project is a narrative sound piece for radio featuring Anna Kleiva and inspired by interviews with D. Graham Burnett, Christina Agapakis, Jana Winderen, Mike Harding and Stéphanie Roland.

RSVP for the opening and/or visit Jasmin Blasco at the Antarctic Pavilion from May 11-15, 2017.




March 24, 2017

VVFA broadcast - Night at the Getty with KCHUNG News Radio


A conversation between Susannah Tantemsapya and Jasmin Blasco about Very Very Far Away— an international, collaborative project initiated in early 2015  that takes various forms: a podcast series, spatial installations and performance, and public facing co-enquiries.

VVFA uses space exploration as a lens to examine and critique the collective idealism and aspirations derived from new and emerging technological advances, and the impacts that these may have upon our future society. A discussion will follow the airing of Episode 0 of the VVFA podcast.

Night at the Getty with KCHUNG News Radio
Garden Terrace, Getty Center
Free; no reservations required. Parking $10 (after 3pm)
Live stream / archive available at getty.kchung.news
Facebook event


February 23, 2017

Welcome To You at Tappan Atelier on March 5th



WELCOME TO YOU
A Guided Meditation led by The First Human Born In Space

Presented by Tappan with the artists Jasmin Blasco and Jordan Rountree in collaboration with Creative Migration.

Classes are scheduled at the Tappan Atelier for 4:00 and 6:00 pm on Sunday, March 5th. Please wear comfortable clothes, and bring a yoga mat or pillow/cushion to sit on the floor. Free street parking is available on Wall Street, one block away.
RSVP by selecting a time and then clicking on 'Register' button.


Through the process of meditation and awareness, The First Human Born In Space would like to offer his extra planetary perspective to help foster the development of new forms of empathy.



The First Human Born In Space is a transmedia project primarily composed of short films written and directed by Jasmin Blasco and performed by Jordan Rountree, 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 conditions in outer space on the human subject, both mind and body. The orbital perspective of the native astronaut provides an alien vantage point of Earth from an environment of pure technological mediation.


Through the process of meditation and awareness, The First Human Born In Space would like to offer his extra planetary perspective to help foster the development of new forms of empathy.

RSVP here.




February 6,  2017
Very Very Far Away on Jasmin Blasco's Speak My Language

Artist Jasmin Blasco is premiering VVFA EP0 "Moonshiners" during his monthly show Speak My Language.



Tune in TODAY between 2-4pm PST on dublab.com to hear the first installment of this narrative audio project and a conversation with Very Very Far Away project initiator Sitraka Rakotoniaina.

"What does it mean to venture into the Very Very Far Away? VVFA charts a journey into this unknown, an exploration through a web of entangled narratives, tales from a possible future. VVFA uses space exploration as a lens to examine and critique the collective idealism and aspirations derived from new and emerging technological advances, and the impacts that these may have upon our future society."

The VVFA podcast is produced by Andrew Friend, Jasmin Blasco and Sitraka Rakotoniaina.

Web: vvfa.space
On Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/veryveryfaraway

Listen live on dublab.com



December 2, 2016
Jasmin Blasco invited to exhibit at Antarctic Pavilion during the 57th Venice Biennale of Art 2017

Winners of the Antarctic Biennale Open Call are announced


On December 1st during Art Basel Miami Beach the results of the Antarctic Biennale Open Call for young artists were announced. The first prize, an invitation to join a group of distinguished artists, scientists and visionaries on an expedition to the Southern Continent in March 2017, to realize a proposed artwork, went to two applicants – the artist from Japan Sho Hasegawa and the architect from Germany Gustav Dusing.

The names of the 15 finalists, who are invited to exhibit their artwork at the Antarctic Pavilion during the 57th Venice Biennale of Art 2017, were revealed: Bridget Steed (UK); Andreas Lutz (Germany), Stephanie Roland (Belgium), Kim Sheppard (Canada), Jacob Harper (USA), Stefan Laxness (Iceland), Jasmin Blasco (France), Winston Chmielinski (USA), Tom Blake (Australia), Matilde Solbiati (Italy), Louise Oates (UK), Meadhbh O’Connor (Ireland), Valentine Siboni (France), Sybren Renema (Netherlands), Ariel Spadari (Brazil).

November 15, 2016
Welcome To You - November 19th

You are invited to Welcome To You - a guided meditation led by The First Human Born In Space.

Classes are scheduled for 4.00 and 6.00 pm on November 19th. Please wear comfortable clothes, and bring a yoga mat or pillow/cushion to sit on the floor.
Please RSVP by clicking on Eventbrite.
Through the process of meditation and awareness, The First Human Born In Space would like to offer his extra planetary perspective to help foster the development of new forms of empathy.
The First Human Born In Space is a transmedia 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. 

October 12, 2016
ikonoTV presents... The First Human Born In Space



For the month of October, Berlin-based ikonoTV will feature artist Jasmin Blasco's The First Human Born In Space!

Catch the first eight installments here!
ikonoTV is the world’s first HD fine art television channel that broadcasts art 24/7 globally.

September 4, 2016
SEYMOUR X JASMIN BLASCO - extended through Sept 30 (Paris)


Inspired by his visit to the SEYMOUR+ space, Jasmin Blasco has created a site-specific project for visitors to experience.

TRANSMISSION 5 is an audio recording in the form of a guided meditation (RT 5m54s). It is presented via headphones in the reception area of the space. This special proposition is in consonance with Blasco’s project: The First Human Born In Space.

Althought the piece was originally planned to be exhibited from May through July, it has been extended through the end of September by popular demand!

April 25, 2016
SEYMOUR X JASMIN BLASCO: Jasmin Blasco at SEYMOUR+ (Paris)


We are pleased to announce our collaboration with multidisciplinary artist Jasmin Blasco.

Inspired by his visit to the SEYMOUR+ space, Jasmin has created a site-specific project for our visitors to experience. The interactive module will be accessible at SEYMOUR+ until July 31st, 2016.

THE PROJECT TRANSMISSION 5: Is an audio recording in the form of a guided meditation (RT 5m54s). It will be presented via headphones in the reception area of our space. This special proposition is in consonance with Jasmin’s project: The First Human Born In Space.

BACKGROUND K_XYZ: The First Human Born In Space is a transmedia project primarily composed of short films written and directed by Jasmin Blasco, produced by Pico Studio in partnership with Creative Migration.

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.

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. For more info: www.jasminblasco.com/The-First-Human-Born-in-Space

ABOUT THE ARTIST Jasmin Blasco is a multi-disciplinary artist who approaches time-based media as the site where sound, image, and language conspire to generate the fictional. 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.

With the collaborative research platform The NOISE INDEX, he 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.

January 10, 2016
TILL IT’S GONE


Jasmin Blasco & Pico Studio in partnership with Creative Migration are proud to announce The First Human Born In Space‘s official debut is in TILL IT’S GONE , an exhibition on Nature and Sustainability, at the Istanbul Modern (January 13 – June 5, 2016) – featuring artists from various periods and geographies, exploring artistic positions and approaches to the ecological issues and to the world we live in.

TILL IT'S GONE is curated by Çelenk Bafra and Paolo Colombo.


On Wednesday January 13th, Jasmin Blasco will participate in "In Conversation With Artists" the first event of TILL IT’S GONE. The exhibition curators will talk about nature and art with some of the participating artists. Reflecting various approaches regarding our world and the environment. The artists will discuss the conceptual framework of the exhibition through their own artistic practices.
The talk will start at 6.30 p.m. at the Istanbul Modern Cinema.
Speakers: Bingyi, Jasmin Blasco, Maro Michalakakos, Annie Saunders (Holoscenes), Canan Tolon
Moderators: Çelenk Bafra, Paolo Colombo
December 14, 2015
Creative Migration + JBL for OpenIDEO's Climate Storytelling Fellowship


Creative Migration and JBL are currently in the running for OpenIDEO's Climate Storytelling Fellowship. This fellowship will allow us to create a short and impactful video on climate innovation.

Have a look at our submission and leave a comment with your thoughts by clicking here.

November 29, 2015
The First Human Born In Space – OpenIDEO #COPisHere


RSVP:
Friday, December 4, 2015, 8-10pm
Jasmin Blasco Laboratory (JBL@The Frog) 3041 N. Coolidge Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90039
Facebook Event
Eventbrite Event

"On the issue of climate we must be united. This concerns the whole of humanity."
— French President François Hollande


As world leaders convene for the COP21 climate talks in Paris, join JBL and Creative Migration for a special event through #COPisHere, part of OpenIDEO's Accelerate program. Experience the story of the Native Astronaut through a series of fictional journal entries authored by a theoretical entity: The First Human Born In Space
This is a preview gathering before the project’s official debut in TILL IT’S GONE, an Exhibition on Nature and Sustainability, at the Istanbul Modern (January 13 – June 5, 2016). Let's explore climate innovation and toast to a more sustainable future!
#COP21 #COPisHere #FirstBornInSpace

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