Free From History

IOCOSE (2020) Free From History, Video loop.

Imagined as a sequel to Pointing at a New Planet, Free from History is a video loop animation of a 3D model of a human hand terraforming an extra-terrestrial planet. In the terraforming phase, the atmosphere and ecology of the new planet are adapted to human life. The planet becomes as similar as possible to Earth. As part of this process, the mineral and gas resources of the planet are extracted, and made valuable for Earth’s economy. The new planet becomes a space where to fulfill the wildest desires and pleasures of the colonising hand: an entertainment park where to continue the capitalistic speculations no longer possible on planet Earth. The karaoke song and animated text in overlay draw on texts used by investment companies specialising in portfolios of start-ups involved in the NewSpace movement.

A film by: IOCOSE

Producer: Aksioma
Music: Albertine Sarges

EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS

2021

  • All of your Base, Aksioma, Ljubljana – Slovenia

CRITICAL READINGS

  • Cos’è la NewSpace Economy, il colonialismo a matrioska del futuro – interview with Claudia D’Alonzo, Che Fare, July 16 2020, link (italian only).
  • Spatial momentum. An interview with IOCOSE – interview with Claudia D’Alonzo, Digicult, July 8 2020, link.
  • Artistic engagements with the New Space age – The Open University, January 2021, interview with Alessandra Marino,  link.
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