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 »]
This Iraqi song is called “Sha3r, Sha3r” (Hair, Hair) and is pretty self-explanatory. The fact that there’s a trio of bald guys (looking a tad Tibetan-gym-queen) singing the chorus is weird enough, but the singer, Hassan Al Rassam, believes he’s a man cut from the sateen cloth of Nu Jazz, with his baker boy hat and smoldering soul patch. He switches mid-way to smart, casual, Mediterranean douche attire: a complimentary evening option.
However, this video is all about the girls, hired to dance hacha3 for their Nu Jazz pimps. “Hacha3” = head banging at it’s most ancient and slutty.
Time for a vocabulary lesson! 3 represents the letter ع in Arabic, and is made by the root of the tongue touching the pharyngeal wall. Give it a shot, it might improve your B.J. skillz.