Michael Najjar will be the first contemporary artist in space in 2014
Berlin-based artist Michael Najjar works with photography and video. He is currently working on a new series entitled “outer space“, which is dedicated to the latest developments in space technologies. He is one of Virgin Galactic's Pioneer Astronauts and will be the first artist in space. His flight is scheduled for 2014. Follow his preparation and creation of work at michaelnajjar.com.
Najjar's work focuses on key elements of our modern society driven and controlled by computer and information technologies. Najjar, widely seen as a visual futurist, transmutes science, history and philosophy into visions and utopias of future social structures emerging under the impact of cutting-edge technologies. The fusion of realistic elements with fictitious realities, is a recurrent hallmark in his work which is usually composed in thematically focused series. Najjar demonstrates the potential of the photographic image, capable of making visible what is normally invisible to the human eye. His work visualizes what very often is beyond the limits of our perception, unveiling what is hidden under the surface of what he calls “telematic society“.
Streaming Museum exhibits Michael Najjar's work in public space and at cultural centers internationally.
Selections from bionic angel series (2006-2008) hybrid photography and the singularity video
The series takes as its starting point the future transformation and technological control of human evolution.
the singularity (5:30) video still