Authors: Jeff Kipnis, Jose Oubrerie, Chee Perlman, Philip Johnson, Tracey Emin
Contributor: Sherri Geldin Wexner Center for the Arts, 2002
From an iMac computer to a Karim Rashid trashcan to a Philippe Starck stool to an Issey Miyake coat to a Frank Gehry building, design shapes our sense of being in today's world. Mood River examines the cornucopia of objects that form the complex visual fabric of our lives, titillate our senses, modulate our moods, and pique our desires. By scanning contemporary art and design, and loosely organizing thousands of sundry objects into four categories of moods—Bliss, Ecstasy, Rage, and Trauma—Mood River aims to arouse a deep respect for the complex economic, technical, and aesthetic processes that join the diverse elements of our material life into that most elusive of unities: a world.