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 »]
Introducing your new favorite Catholic pop hereditary supergroup, Flos Mariae! Based out of Spain, this sisterhood of superstars is composed of seven siblings that look like septuplets but are not, and sing mainly about Virgin Mary-related themes interspersed by really strange metaphors. Like, “As a slice of cheese / prisoner in a sandwich / you feel restless between the doubt and the fear / and you scream ‘I can’t!” Yeah, definitely screaming “I can’t”, though for other, ungodly reasons.
FYI, if you’re interested in the succession of their births, they are ordered from oldest to youngest as the 4th, 7th, 9th, 10th, 13th, 15th, and 16th OUT OF 16 SIBLINGS. This fun fact, in addition to many 2-minute bangers, can be found on their site here. It’s definitely worth Google Translating.
UPDATE: Upon deeper research, the origin of Flos Mariae is indebted to a promise they made long ago to the Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ, son of God. If their mother, María Durán de Bellido (founder of Catholicos Online), overcame a malignant tumor, together they would form what is now known as Flos Mariae to propagate the Christian Catholic faith. Gracefully, María is fine and well, the holy promise has been fulfilled, and this article is written. God bless Flos Mariae.