UK / Duration 5m 46s / 2014
Little Boy takes its name from the atomic bomb that was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima on 6 August 1945. The film investigates the idea of international collective memory though the personal recollection of Ms Setsuko Enya, a survivor of the atomic blast, to consider the momentous impact that the first use of nuclear weapons has had on humanity since.
Jordan Baseman’s films have featured in international exhibitions and film festivals including: 53rd Venice Biennale, Los Angeles Animation Festival (where he won Best Film in the Dangerous Experiments category), San Francisco Short Film Festival, Melbourne Underground Film Festival (where he won Best International Short Film), Tatton Park Biennial, Gstaad Film Festival, Oaxaca International Film Festival, Lone Star International Film Festival (where he won Best Short Film), Fargo International Film Festival (where he won Best Experimental Film) Kansas City International Film Festival (where he won Best Experimental Short Film) and London Short Film Festival.
Jordan Baseman has received grants from: Arts and Humanities Research Council in 2006; Wellcome Trust Arts Award in 2007, 2010 and 2011; Arts Council England Grants for the Arts Award in 2009, 2011 and 2012; the Henry Moore Foundation in 2009 and British Council in 2007. In 2003, Baseman was the Henry Moore Sculpture Fellow at the British School at Rome and in 2011 was a Visiting Fellow at St. John’s College, University of Oxford and Artist in Residence at Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo. In 2013, Baseman was Artist in Residence at YARAT Contemporary Art Space in Baku, Azerbaijan and in 2014 Baseman was Artist in Residence at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, Nebraska.
Little Boy was commissioned by Animate Projects for the Sites of Collective Memory project. Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Jordan Baseman is represented by Matt’s Gallery London.