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 »]
“Ya Taiba” is the song by the band Birds of Heaven. They are featured on a television network of the same name, which advocates a pan-Arab, Muslim vision aimed at making children pure with righteous programming. Aside from the creepiness that this description entails, the video’s heavenly dance routines are good enough to convert even the most hardened Satan-worshipper. Wouldn’t you want to be wearing a floor-length dress with matching hijab in pink satin, dancing on a treacherous 3000-year-old column with your girlfriends?
The answer to that question can never be “No.”