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#UrsFischerPLAY: Conceived by Urs Fischer with choreography by Madeline Hollander, "PLAY" is now open to the public! You have until October 13 to check out this interactive exhibition at Gagosian West 21st Street, New York. • At the intersection of sculpture, behavior, and choreography, "PLAY" is an arena of chance encounters where visitors are invited to interact with nine office chairs. The more the viewer seeks to control the chairs, the clearer it becomes that they are not pawns or pets but participants. By attempting to understand the choreography, we actually create it, enacting the very patterns that we wish to decode. ___________ #UrsFischer #GagosianW21St #Gagosian "Urs Fischer: PLAY" at Gagosian West 21st Street, New York © Urs Fischer

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PLAY – an installation by Swiss artist Urs Fisher at Gagosian Gallery in New York: nine autonomous office chairs pre-programmed with choreography devised by artist Madeline Hollander swirl, swivel and interact with one another, sensing and avoiding visitors, who are free to walk among the herd.

When the chairs run low on power, they dock automatically with a machine inside the gallery which replaces the battery and processor housed inside each seat.


7 thoughts on “A Herd Of Chairs

    1. johnny

      People seem to fear art. Art has always been a word for this thing that can’t be rationalized; when you see or hear something that you struggle to explain. But that’s its strength, of course, that’s what the word “art” is for.
      —Urs Fischer

        1. johnny

          that wasn’t a interaction darling, it was merely a illustration of your intellect, but do carry on, you seem awfully excitable, do you not get out much ?

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