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 »]
Isla Toxico is not a vacation spot, but it is a destination—one steeped in the afterbirth of colonialism. It’s a banana republic whose only export is a maniacal dusk-to-dawn livestream of misfit urbano, jumpstyle, and circuit house. Its benevolent oligarchs are KUNQ kingpins Rizzla and False Witness.
If that sounds scary and exotic, you’re probably just Othering again. This three-track EP is a love-letter to the apocalypse ahora mismo, when native and stranger co-mingle, when we can ha! and tra! dance without skipping a beat. Isla Toxico features vocal samples from Pepper MaShay, Joswa in Da House, and La Delfi, with artwork by Itzel Xoco.