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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.


instagamchairs01chairs11Garden Tower in Toronto – The nighttime version of an installation by Japanese artist Tadashi Kawamata at Toronto’s Scotiabank Nuit Blanche (which ended yesterday), consisting of hundreds of chairs and benches stacked up into a hollow tower, lit from within.

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Stacks of things were high on the agenda this year.


Are you sitting comfortably?

Alex F writes:

Outside the new Bord Gais offices at 1 Warrington Place. Workers unbox hundreds of new Herman Miller Aeron chairs (list price: $970 – $1250) and wheel them into the lobby.

Just weeks after the announcement by Bord Gais that it plans to raise energy prices by 20 per cent.

The pile of boxes in the first pic are *all* empty Aeron boxes. The second pic is of the lobby, with about €100,000 of chairs waiting to be taken upstairs. Taken literally 70 mins ago.