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 »]
One winner will be chosen via judging panel, and will subsequently be given the opportunity to create a 24-hour installation in, around, and entwined in Lauren’s infamous mane. The installation in action will be displayed LIVE upon its living, breathing, swearing hostess at a prominent and well-attended event during New York City fashion week. The chosen artist will accompany Ms. Devine to this event as her date, so that the artist can accept congratulations and explain the intent and process behind the artist’s work.
To be considered for the hair residency, applicants must submit a 140-character thesis statement (that is tweet-sized) accompanied by an illustrative photo, drawing, collage, video, or CG image that best conveys the desired direction and final effect of your proposed installation. Facial accessories are welcome and encouraged, but are declared optional at the discretion of Ms. Devine and will not factor in the judges’ decision. Installations may extend past the 24-hour time frame in a semi-permanent fashion, depending upon the severity and complexity of the composition, to be judged on a case-by-case basis.
Please send all applications to firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than August 31st, 2010.
If you’d like a template, take this image, in which we’ve rendered Lauren somewhat bald: