The losing points of the cosmist city


2019. Motion graphics animation, video.


Description and concept:

Inspired by cosmist ideas about the concept of citizenship after the conquest of cosmic space (Svyatogor, 1922), the project analyzes the contradictions in the final state of social egalitarianism. The work envisions as a setting for this type of society, a city that changes its shape after the emotions of each individual living in it. Two videos depict the before and after of the city's existence: the conception process prior to its construction and the visualization of its infrastructure (on the blurred boundary between physical form and logical behavior) after it has been created. In contraposition, the voice-over presents an introspective vision from the point of view of two of the citizens living in it.

References

  • Svyatogor, A. (1922). Biocosmist poetics. En G. Groys (Ed.), Russian cosmism. Massachusetts; New York: The MIT Press; e-flux.

Technical specifications

Title: The losing points of the cosmist city
Year: 2019
Technique: Motion graphics animation (1920x1080, Duration: 00:02:21), video (1920x1080, Duration: 00:01:28). It can be presented as a two-channel video-installation.
Dimensions: Adaptable to the screening conditions.
Shows:

  • December 19, 2019. Tama Art University, Tokyo, Japan.

Credits

Direction y Concept: Yonlay Cabrera
Technical Advisor: Akihiro Kubota
Production: Graduate School Information Design Field, Tama Art University.


Foreword - Stills


Epilogue - Stills


Presentation