Out of Place, In Place - Futurefarmers


Out of Place, In Place: A Survey 2006-2018

144 pages

9 x 12 inches

Digital Press

Softcover with sewn binding by Rochelle Youk

2 color silkscreen cover by Sun Night Editions

Design by David Kasprzak

1st Edition of 200


Futurefarmers: Out of Place, in Place presents a survey of ten projects and a new work created during a solo exhibition at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. Central to understanding the art group’s practice, concepts, and methodologies the catalog includes essays by biologist, Albert Colman, anthropologist, Michael Taussig, curator and writer, Elizabeth Thomas and novelist, Cooley Windsor.

The catalog literally and figuratively revolves around four directions.

N - Navigation

S - Systems

E - Electromagic

W - Wonder

A reorientation process awaits you…

Futurefarmers is a group of diverse practitioners aligned through an interest in making work that is relevant to the time and place surrounding us. Founded in 1995, they are artists, designers, architects, anthropologists, writers and farmers with a common interest in creating frameworks for exchange that catalyze moments of "not knowing".

While they collaborate with scientists and are interested in scientific inquiry, they ask questions more openly. Through participatory projects, they create spaces and experiences where the logic of a situation disappears and encounters occur that broaden, rather than narrow perspectives, i.e. reductionist science. Often their work often provides a playful entry point and tools for participants to gain insight into deeper fields of inquiry- not only to imagine, but to participate in and initiate change in the places we live.

Futurefarmers work has been exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the New York Museum of Modern Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim, MAXXI in Rome, Italy, Sharjah Biennale, Taipei Biennale, Henie Onstad Museum, Oslo, New York Hall of Sciences and the Walker Art Center.