Sound Objects to Hear & Handle
Union Table is a game object and art instrument permanently installed in the St. Paul, Minnesota, Union Depot station. The table was created by an team of three artists; Noah Keesecker, Andrew MacGuffie, and Peter Haakon Thompson. It was commissioned by Ramsey County Regional Railroad Authority Funding made possible by the Federal Transit Administration. Union Table is made of 500+ pounds of steel with an aluminum net and is mounted on heavy duty casters so it can be played anywhere inside Union Depot. The tables visual design was created to reflect the architecture of the building. In conjunction with the materials chosen Union Table activates the Depot's unique acoustical characteristics. Union Table is built to regulation measurements according to the International Table Tennis Federation stocked with paddles and balls so anyone is free to play at any time.