1210 (by Pau Saiz Soler)
FILM 

2020
EN
1210 Is a sci-fi movie based on the Cosmism ideology. Cosmism was a futuristic Russian ideology that believed in the achievement of immortality and space expansion.​​​​​​​
FR
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Concept

The Cosmists theories offer a more complex understanding of space expansion than the American approach. The USA considered planets merely as new territories to colonize and exploit, making the space quest a continuation of the far west expansion. In the Cosmist theory, there is a strong spiritual belief that humans can only become completed by Cosmic symbiosis.

This idea of embracing space and the unknown was a reaction against the fear of not controlling the cosmological events such as an asteroid collapsing into Earth. Cosmists ideology served as the philosophical basis to fill the gap between the human body and the abyss of the cosmos. The Cosmist ideas were first introduced by Fedorov (1982- 1903) and then extended by the Biocosmists after the October Revolution in Russia (1917).


Making fiction : a design practice

Znamya and the Cosmist utopia work both as strategies of control for the Soviet administration. If Znamya highlighted certain events to build a narrative of the present, Cosmism designed the future. Pau is interested in how fiction can shape new realities and he uses the Cosmic ideas to imagine a futuristic scenario. Cosmism might or might not be the solution for the future but Pau believes that it has the potential to inspire some relevant questions related to our dreams about technology and confront the dramatic difference between the speediness of contemporary culture and the condition of our bodies.


Concept

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La fiction : une pratique de designer
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Production

The movie alternates the filming of different mediums, constructing a dialogue between real locations, pictures, and 3d render. The combination of media elaborates on a visual language that blurs the idea of what is real and what is not. The scale of the images shifts from the views of space and planets to microscopic close-ups of anatomical details emphasized by the color scale shifting from black and white to red.
Production

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The installation

The movie is projected in an immersive audio-visual installation where the spectators lay down and look up to watch the movie. The body is surrounded by the image above and the sound coming under the platform. The speakers are integrated inside the structure, making the surface to vibrate.
Installation

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Film (Russian version with English subtitle)
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