25.09.08 by Jeff

Tauba Auerbach

I admit it. I have a design crush on Tauba Auerbach. Actually it’s not a design crush it’s more like genius-envy (wow I’m copyrighting that). The article on her in the latest RVCA ANPQ was so engaging I had to find out more about her. She is equal parts artist and math-enthusiast. I have always been a fan of logic-puzzles and lateral thinking books, and when I look at her work I get excited about it in a similar way.

Much of her work is about binary opposites, and the idea that the thing is not always the thing, sometimes it’s the exact opposite of the thing. She is equally as fascinated by the patterns that emerge from the chaos of television static, as the chaos of human error that occurs when she attempts to create a perfectly repeating pattern.

She once wrote a series of statements logically proving that Yes equals No. I love this kind of stuff.

I especially love her series of colourful anagrams (using the same letters to form two different words or phrases) and her series of reconstructed typewriters. The typewriters were modified so that characters and keys were all mixed up and you had to kind of figure out the pattern through trial and error. “A” might have typed “B”, and “B” typed “C” etc.

I think there is a real sense of wonder and adventure to it all, like a child drawing a blueprint for a time machine.

I tried tracking down an online version of the ANPQ interview but no dice. If you can get your hands on it, it’s a great read (I enjoyed it more than the KAWS cover story).

http://www.taubaauerbach.com

http://www.rvca.com/anpq/issues.html













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • this is cool stuff! i’d love to see the Yes = No logic..

  • wowee – i LOVE the type posters

  • avert your eyes

    they’re original paintings, not “posters.”

  • Ben

    even better then, great stuff





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