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 »]
Chrystal’s previous computer rendered show, in October 2010, was curated by Timur Si-Qin and featured Kari Altmann, Charles Broskoski, Lindsay Lawson, Billy Rennekamp, Maxwell Simmer, and Harm Van Den Dorpel.
She said “food is the oldest.”
Maybe she figured it out that day in Costco?
Looking for slivered almonds, and a puffy frame.
And also “it’s a good example of how autocatalytic domesticating products is.”
Sort of the way people talk about what kind of food they are eating:
If you’re hearing that someone is on the Paleo diet, than you know that they are that kind of person- they probably grew up around a hot tub.
KS: But you could find an example of autocatalysis in any self-assembling system with sensitive dependence on initial conditions.
C: Maybe it’ll get harder if you stare at it.
KS: I’m optimistic about sustainable chemical fecundity.
C: So obviously there are other examples of autocatalytic processes in economy. But that’s not even the point. Food is collectively autocatalytic – its produces enough product to sustain an entire other set of processes.
KS: But isn’t food actually a constant in any reactive system?
C: That’s what I’m talking about: try figuring out a unification theory without the major five.
KS: Buddhists elevate all living creatures, not just cow, sheep, goat, pig, horse.
C: There is an abundance of things synthesised. You should know that your casually Audible Candy-Netflix-knowledge isn’t all it. I’m saying… you live in a totally miraculated framework of erudition, and preemptive ingratitude- because of planted cereals.
KS: Oh, I’m trying not to eat wheat.
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