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 »]
“Glaze describes the often shiny, wear-protective layer of oxide formed when two metals (or a metal and ceramic) are slid against each other at high temperature in an oxygen-containing atmosphere.”
So says North Carolina electronics duo Earthly regarding the literal definition of “Glaze,” a track from their debut LP, Days. Released this summer via the Noumenal Loom, the album scrambles iridescent textures and wobbly rhythms through various states of flux.
Eno Swinnen conceived the video for “Glaze” inspired by the group’s sense of motion: “I tried to show the energy of this track while staying somewhat relevant to the title. I’d been watching compilations of motoGP races and moments, the sheer speed gave me the same feeling as the music did. All “Glaze” made me think of was smoothness, transparency, cleanliness and glass, machinery and how it’s created; in extreme heat. I don’t think anything captures that as well as a bike glazing over the concrete through every turn, until it eventually overheats.”