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Detail of Remote Viewer, designed by Bureau V with Tyler Coburn, Koenig & Clinton, New York, NY

Remote Viewer

Stuttgart, Germany and New York, New York, USA

"like an Arthur Clarke monolith that’s been reimagined in sinister Macintosh white. With burnished corners and a semi-gloss finish, it’s the perfect surface on which to project your fears and fantasies — even before you notice the corner, which is distorted into a ridge of horrifying ripples."

  • The New York Times

Bureau V created the scultpural work in collaboration with artist Tyler Coburn, as part of the multi-form project, Remote Viewer.

Originally commissioned for Techne, a performing and visual arts production platform created by Theater Rampe and Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Remote viewer looks to the “psychic spying” units run by the U.S. government between the 1970s and the 1990s. These units tasked people with supposedly exceptional psionic abilities to mentally travel to covert enemy sites, then record what they “viewed” in writing, drawing, and even clay sculpture. Remote Viewer considers the qualities of opacity, obfuscation, and mystification in relation to the mechanisms of power.

The project has been exhibited at Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Germany and Koenig & Clinton, New York, New York, USA.

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