Strategic Questions #2: Has Man a Function in Universe?

Curated by Gavin Wade (2008)


Has Man A Function In Universe? is part of an ongoing project to develop forty projects related to forty questions written by R. Buckminster Fuller. Each project is an artwork or a combination of artworks, developed in response to one of the questions. Of all the questions ‘Has Man A Function In Universe?’ may be the key that binds and directs all of the other questions. Gavin Wade has commissioned artists and writers to respond to this question using a combination of text and image.

The publication will reflect the process of the project – an ‘exquisite corpse’ involving collaboration, dissemination and the combining of works.

Contributions from: Neil Chapman, Shezad Dawood, Per Hüttner, Juneau Projects, Karin Kihlberg & Reuben Henry, Kerry James Marshall, Jessica Spanyol, Lisa Strömbeck, Mark Titchner, Sue Tompkins, Hayley Tompkins, Gavin Wade and Carey Young.

Co-published by Book Works and Eastside Projects. It is the sixth in a series of co-publishing partnerships initiated by Book Works, entitled Fabrications, edited by Gerrie van Noord.

Strategic Questions #2: Has Man a Function in Universe? | Wade, Gavin; | Commissions: FabricationsStrategic Questions | Editor: van Noord, Gerrie; | ISBN: 978 1 870699 88 4 | Price: £19.95 | Classifications: Artbook; Assemblage; Neo-conceptual; | Format: Offset printing; | Extent: 112 pages | Edition: 1,000 copies | Dimensions: 320 x 240mm | Contributors: Chapman, Neil; Dawood, Shezad; Hüttner, Per; Juneau Projects; Kihlberg, Karin & Henry, Reuben; Marshall, Kerry James; Spanyol, Jessica; Strömbeck, Lisa; Titchner, Mark; Tompkins, Hayley; Tompkins, Sue; Tripp, Sarah; Wade, Gavin; Young, Carey; | Designer: James Langdon; | Printer: Die Keure, Bruges