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 »]
LSD FOUNTAIN and more by Klaus Weber
The 3 tiered Fountain is made from heavy Victorian crystal. The liquid in the fountain is Potentized LSD. When it flows over the crystal, and hits its surface by tripping and dropping on the edge, a high bell-like melody can be heard. It is never repetitive and never sounds the same.
Fountain Loma Dr/W6th St
A fire hydrant, 2 police officers, a late model car and a side walk, Los Angeles.
A series of paintings (stretched canvases that have been defecated on by “cleansing” bees) and the subsequent proposal for an action to cause a bee swarm on the statue of Adam Smith in Edinburgh. Serving as a rhetorical “collective hallucination” with regard to Smiths intellectual legacy, Klaus Weber continues to develop fresh and exciting challenges to normative social relations through the historical symbolism of the hive as social metaphor and art as a social strategy.
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