Public Art Fund: Tauba Auerbach


Public Art Fund

Tauba Auerbach: Flow Separation

This film commissioned by Public Art Fund tells the full story of how artist Tauba Auerbach transformed the historic Fireboat John J. Harvey into a contemporary "dazzle ship." Dazzle camouflage patterns were first used on ships in World War I to optically distort their forms and confuse enemy submarines. Tauba used the process of marbling to create her own interpretation on the concept and worked with a team of scenic painters to transfer the complex design onto the surface of the boat.

We worked closely with Tauba on this film, documenting her process from the studio to the shipyard and finally its return to the New York waterways. Flow Separation will run through May 12, 2019 and will give free rides to the public all summer long.

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