Tauba Auerbach: Letters and language as art.

Tauba Auerbach

I love this work.

“Tauba Auerbach’s work deals with the shortcomings and possibilities of language. Her work approaches language as a technology, a system of symbols by which the internal complexities of a person’s mind, body and general self are converted into an external, transmittable form. Implied in her work is the notion that this conversion process is inexact. Her focus on language is a focus on the space between individuals, the gap they attempt to cross to meet one another intellectually and emotionally, and the nature of the tools they use to do so. Her analysis includes a substantive examination of words, and a deep formal meditation on individual letters. “I feel as though I know each letter intimately—its shortcomings and its tendencies. I feel close to them.” Overall, her work attempts to present a more complicated and flexible version of reality than language customarily allows.” link via New Image Art.

* I really want this book.

* I have some posts prepped for a busy Friday and Monday. We are living out of boxes trying to get the final details of our life in this apt. in order in time for the move to Brooklyn on Friday. I can’t wait to start posting about the new place!!

4 Responses to Tauba Auerbach: Letters and language as art.

  1. kelly connor February 7, 2008 at 6:25 pm #

    very cool. i really dig your blog– found you via Decor8.

  2. Samantha Hahn February 7, 2008 at 6:30 pm #

    Hi Kelly,
    Thanks so very much! Glad to have you peeking maquette. I love Decor8 too. Posting about Holly tomorrow.

  3. AdamX February 11, 2008 at 10:00 am #

    I’m really into Arabic script word-art right now. Some of the pieces are just amazing!

  4. samantha February 11, 2008 at 11:09 am #

    I know I really want to to get one!!

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