Lafayette Anticipation associate curator Anna Colin talks to artist Tyler Coburn about Ergonomic Futures, a speculative project engaged with art, design, science, anthropology and writing. In this interview, Coburn discusses the research, production process and network of collaborators of a multilayered project ultimately concerned with the futures of humankind. Anna Colin: When one comes across your museum seats Ergonomic Futures (2016—) in contemporary art exhibitions—and soon in natural history, fine art, and anthropology museums—they look… [read more »]
Very disturbing rumors are being dispersed around the DIS office today of urban-legendary proportions . A friend of DIS, whose friend works at a certain not-to-be-named lower east side bar, has been dispatched a dismal tale if there ever was one. It seems an average girl somewhere in the 6-block radius between Bowery and Broadway (okay, it was Lafayette Street) came down with an unseemly infection and swiftly sought out medical attention. The doctors, perplexed by what they were seeing, decided to run a few tests. After getting the results back, doctors determined that this poor woman had been exposed to a bacterium that is known for partying exclusively all over dead bodies. “Have you done or touched anything unusual lately?” they asked. “No” she replied, “but I did make out with this bartender at [aforementioned establishment].”
An investigation ensued, and what did the police find? The slutty bartender in question had been stashing two corpses in his apartment and having sex with each of them on the regular!
While the bar in question has not returned calls for comment, our source exclaims that this is a breaking story, soon to be blasted across the news media (and hopefully, the cover of the NY POST). Has anybody heard of this sick saga before? DISH, or DISMISS?