Halmos is pleased to announce the launch of The Familiar Stranger – an edition of time pieces by Tauba Auerbach
Modified Casio watch and operation manual with original text by Tauba Auerbach. Produced in an edition of 200 – each able to display its unique edition number.
Available now at www.halmos.us.com/product/the-familiar-stranger/
I think about time — all the time.
I think about its elasticity and its asymmetry. I’ve always had a fraught relationship with this “familiar stranger” as J.T. Fraser aptly called it…
The Familiar Stranger is a study in chronobiology – a field of research that first emerged from the subterranean world of cave explorers in the 60s and 70s. Deep underground, devoid of external cues, the biological experiences of time proved to be elastic and subjective. Auerbach’s watch is designed to reproduce “cave time” with the display of a spinning cycle adjustable to match the wearer’s own biological rhythm.
Tauba Auerbach’s work addresses principles of math, physics, language and logic and works in a wide variety of media, including sculpture, weaving, photography, book-making and musical instrument design. She has designed a number of typefaces, including a set of new mathematical symbols which are currently in use. Auerbach’s work is included in the collections of MoMA, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Centre Pompidou among others. Her most recent solo exhibition, The New Ambidextrous Universe took place at the ICA London. She is represented by STANDARD (Oslo), and Paula Cooper Gallery, New York.