Participant Profile

Tyler Coburn

United States
Brooklyn
New York
Multidisciplinary

Tyler Coburn is an artist and writer. Spanning writing, sculpture, performance, furniture, and sound, his artwork considers how notions of “subjectivity” and “the self” are defined and refined in scientific, legal, political, and technological contexts. Coburn continued his project Remote Viewer (2017 – ) which looks at the psychic arms race between the US and the USSR during the Cold War. To date, his research has focused on the US, particularly the military “remote viewers” who mentally travelled to foreign sites for the purpose of intelligence gathering. The residency provided an opportunity to shift attention to St. Petersburg, an important site of Soviet parapsychological experimentation. Coburn’s research culminated in training workshops to introduce the public to “remote viewing” and generate discussion about its resonance with disinformation campaigns of our age.

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