A beloved storytelling medium is getting a fine art refresh, thanks to Tauba Auerbach's series of geometric pop-up sculptures.
The trippy die-cut paper designs were created as part of Auerbach's "[2, 3]" series, which was named for the way they blur the lines between 2-D and 3-D. All the pop-ups in the series have been compiled into a single "book" collection with help from New York-based publisher Printed Matter.
To articulate the "aural experience of leafing through the weighty tome," filmmaker Sam Fleischner created this minimalist "unboxing" video that documents every single creak, rustle and sigh that the pop-up art makes as the pages expand and contract.
Pop-up books aren't the only thing that Auerbach has up her sleeve. The artist also collaborated with musician Glasser to create a two-person pump organ titled "Auerglass."
As she explains on her website, "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."
Check out the video below to hear the organ in action: