20 September 2015 | 20:00

Screening: The First Human Born In Space #39

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Doors: 19:00
Start time: 20:00

Screening with Q&A: 'The First Human Born in Space' by Jasmin Blasco

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.

Jasmin Blasco is a French/American artist living in Los Angeles. He approaches time-based media as the site where sound, image and language conspire to generate the fictional. 

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. 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.