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 »]
The phrase “Awareness of Everything” is drawn from a recent essay published by Erik Stinson called Towards A New Theory of Creativity. At the heart of this essay, Stinson describes the role of the contemporary creative, and outlines the skills one must develop in order to ‘become creative’ or ‘more creative’.
Inspired by this theory, the projects collected in Awareness of Everything embody these seminal skills, chiefly: humor, surprise, effective communication, extensive knowledge of a wide variety of cultures and forms, along with the proposal that “the internet has rendered originality meaningless as a strictly policed absolute.” See more;
Visitors are encouraged to play, surf, copy/paste, tweet, blog, and email during the opening, an involvement which is built into the Speed Show exhibition format as an ode to the user’s active engagement, expression and move toward an awareness of everything.
Body by Body
Jeanette Hayes & Bea Fremderman