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Tim Hawkinson: Uberorgan (2001)

"Uberorgan [is] a work by Los-Angeles based artist Tim Hawkinson, commissioned by MASS MoCA for its Building 5 Gallery, which is nearly 300’ long. Possibly the largest indoor sculpture ever created, Uberorgan was a massive musical instrument, a Brobdingnagian bastard cousin of the bagpipe, the player piano and the pipe organ. It consisted of thirteen bus-sized inflated bags, one for each of the twelve tones in the musical scale and one udder-shaped bag that fed air to the other twelve by long tubular ducts.” (Source: MassMOCA.org. The above video is from the Uberorgan installation in the Getty Museum in Los Angeles in 2007.)



October 18, 2012, 1:54pm

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