AUERGLASS PROJECT #1
Two person pump organ by Tauba Auerbach and Cameron Mesirow
49 pipe. 4 bellows. 2 keyboards
White pine, plum, maple, southern yellow pine, blood wood, white oak, walnut, acrylic, steel, copper, leather, felt – L=15’-10 ½”; W= 2’-7 ½”; H= 9’-8”
Performance outfits created for Tauba Auerbach and Cameron Mesirow by Ida Falck Øien.
The Auerglass was constructed by Parsons Pipe Organs in Canandegua, New York
The Auerglass is a two person pump organ created by Tauba Auerbach and Cameron Mesirow (of the band Glasser). The instrument cannot be played alone. Each player has a keyboard with alternating notes of a four octave scale. Each player must pump to supply the wind to the other player’s notes. Installed at Deitch for Tauba’s solo show Here and Now/and Nowhere September 3, 2009.
The Auerglass was included in the exhibition: Tauba Auerbach’s HERE AND NOW/AND NOWHERE at Deitch Projects September 3–October 17, 2009
“The exhibition showcases five bodies of work: Crumple Paintings, Static Photographs, Fold Paintings, a sculpture that is situated half inside and half outside of the gallery, and the central work of the show, theAuerglass. The Crumple Paintings require the viewer to stand far away from the work to perceive the illusion of crumples, created by large Ben Day dots. The Fold Paintings, painted on raw canvas with an industrial paint sprayer, are a series of incrementally sized fold paintings, which represent the conversion of a previous three-dimensional state to two-dimensionality.” – Adam Bryce – SLAMXHYPE