E. Winslow Funaki

Chair for Humans

Chair for Humans, 2018, steel, wood, foam, plastic, nylon

Chair for Humans is a human body support structure designed as if I were an alien whose only information about life on Earth came from the Voyager Golden Record. Compiled by Carl Sagan, the Golden Record includes sound recordings, speech, music, and images of people, animals, plants, and Earth, itself. A copy was launched with each of the Voyager spacecrafts in 1977 to communicate “a story of our world” to an extraterrestrial species who might find them.

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Do you think... that they will think... his arm is permanently attached in this position?
-Laurie Anderson referring to the Pioneer Plaque in Say Hello

Board Facsimile