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 »]
New Mermaid Options in a Post-Seapunk Troposphere
Mermaids–both professional and amateur–are everywhere. The mainstreaming of seapunk has triggered a mermaid identity crisis: If everyone’s a mermaid, is anyone? It’s time to differentiate yourself from the school: Consider one of the alternatives offered by mermaidstail.info, a treasure trove of mermaid speculation.
Mermaids and other mythological creatures are fascinating. I suspect I’ve created more and varied kinds of not only mermaids but all kinds of strange creatures. Most of these are definitely not work friendly as such mythological creatures are often not overly concerned about human hangups with clothing. If semi-nudity doesn’t bother you and you are old enough in the country you live in, please enter Mermaid’s Tail Galleries.