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 »]
Opening the festival on Wednesday, December 10, is the New York premiere of Soon-Mi Yoo’s Songs from the North. Inspired to make a documentary about daily life under one of the least transparent governments in the world, Yoo has crafted a unique portrait of contemporary North Korea.
Migrating Forms closes on Thursday, December 18, with the New York premiere of Fruit Chan’s delirious The Midnight After, which finds 16 minibus passengers alone in an eerily empty Hong Kong after a late night ride home.
Other highlights include the North American premiere of Cory Arcangel’s Freshbuzz (www.subway.com), a hypnotic and hilarious surf through sandwich purveyor Subway’s web content empire; a spotlight on moving image artist Rachel Rose; Lance Wakeling’s first-person travelogue Field Visits for Chelsea Manning, commissioned by Rhizome; and five additional programs of short work.
The festival features three world premieres, four US premieres, 10 New York premieres, and showcases films and videos by 30 artists from 12 countries:
Sarah Abu Abdallah, Gabriel Abrantes, Jennifer Allora, Cory Arcangel, Robert Breer, Guillermo Calzadilla, Alexander Carver, Fruit Chan, Jacob Ciocci, Heinz Emigholz, Joey L. DeFrancesco, Barry Doupé, Rolf Forsberg, Jonah Freeman, Tony Gerber, William Greaves, William E. Jones, Stanya Kahn, Justin Lowe, Stefan Moore, Park Jung-bum, Mario Pfeifer, Jon Rafman, John Reilly, Rachel Rose, Jean-Claude Rousseau, Daniel Schmidt, Jeremy Shaw, Gina Telaroli, Lance Wakeling, and Soon-Mi Yoo.
Dec 10 to 18, NYC. See the full schedule here.