Peter Coffin | the artist
The artist Peter Coffin
Born 1972, Berkeley, California, USA.
Lives and works in New York City, USA, .
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Untitled (Stanford prison experiment); project by Peter Coffin is dedicated to the problems of the interaction of society and a free market. In the files spread out on the table are scenarios of a psychological experiment, carried out in an American prison, that studied the mechanisms of submission. The experiment was seen as dangerous for the psychological conditions of the participants and was kept hidden. The files with the scenarios and descriptions of the experiment, having received the status of a work, are becoming an object of art commerce. In this way, they disclose the mechanisms of a free market, mechanisms that allow anything to be turned into a commodity without taking into account the ethicality of such a deed…
Coffin introduces sound to further alter our sense of space. In various positions in the gallery, the visitor encounters the soundtrack of someone walking and whistling, which is played back across a series of directional speakers. Coffin also presents a number of sculptures based on organic and man-made objects that have been rendered using a three-dimensional scanner and distorted to create spatial transformations that challenge how we understand a thing to exist in space while confounding traditional notions of representation…
Works on Saatchi Gallery
Perfect If On