Has Man A Function In Universe? is part of an ongoing project by Gavin Wade 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 commissioned artists and writers to respond to this question using a combination of text and image.
The publication reflects 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 was the sixth in a series of co-publishing partnerships initiated by Book Works, entitled Fabrications, edited by me. The book came together through an extensive collaboration with Gavin and designer James Langdon.