Ukrainian translation of the Ergonomic Futures by Tyler Coburn

18 november, 2020

The Cultural Capital Introspection released Ukrainian translation of the Ergonomic Futures by Tyler Coburn. Translation by artist and and independent researcher Larion Lozovoy. 

Ergonomic Futures is a multi-part project, by artist Tyler Coburn, which asks questions about contemporary “fitness” through the lens of speculative evolution. Specifically, this work comes out of Coburn’s research into the field, as well as his interviews with paleoanthropologists, ergonomists, evolutionary biologists, and genetic engineers. To each he has asked: What are future scenarios for imagining new types of human bodies, and how might this thought experiment cast relief on conversations about body normativity in the present day? Together, they have discussed everything from genetic engineering and the founder effect to postplanetary living, all of which may contribute to marked differences in how we biologically, philosophically, and legally define the “human.”

Tyler Coburn is artist and writer based in New York. He has presented work at Centre Pompidou, Paris; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Bergen Kunsthall; Kunsthalle Wien; Hayward Gallery, London; Para Site, Hong Kong; and Art Sonje Center, Seoul. He participated in the 11th Gwangju Biennale (2016) and 10th Shanghai Biennale (2014).

The Cultural Capital Introspection program takes place at the “Sorry No Rooms Available” artist residency in hotel Zakarpattia, Uzhhorod, Ukraine starting August 2019. The program invites American artists and curators to produce their works and engage with a conversation about the future of artistic production and cultural institutions through the perspective of their practice.