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 »]
Where do I begin? If you haven’t already heard of Azis, Bulgaria’s uber pop tranny extravaganza, then let me clue you in. Aside from being named one of Bulgaria’s top ten celebrities, he possesses a large body of unreservedly homo-erotic, singularly-styled music videos.
The video for the song Nyama Nakade (“No Way”) is just one other-worldly work in a buffet of heavenly gems dripping from Azis’s perfectly trimmed, blonde beard. The scenario in this song, as in other videos, positively gags the viewer from start to finish. We find a naked man approaching the screen, cutting back and forth to Azis in several unbelievable looks (it’s the only word that fits). The man sits on a chair and spreads his legs, his genitals pixelated, as our heroine writhes longingly with hands. Cut to another scenario where three business men are being filmed by Azis (think crotch shots), as he takes on the reverse role of voyeur. And those hot pink mom glasses? His looks defy all expectations. Did you ever dream that a D&G-looking bustier paired with dangling, plastic star earrings and leather biker gloves would complement neatly cropped, bleach blonde facial hair and raccoon eyes? Or that a crown of metal thorns would eagerly await it’s menage a trois with a boat neck sailor top and oversized, full-length black skirt? That last look is really trying to tread Pierre et Giles territory, but otherwise I’m completely baffled and bedazzled. I just have one thing to say to all the upcoming tranny goddesses, listen and learn.