10,000 GLOWING BOOKS
That Artistic Duo- Luzinterruptus - you know the ones that make everything GLOw are at it again; this time with their largest installation yet, 10,000 Glowing Books, at the Light in Winter Festival in Melbourne.
The theme of the festival was ‘reading’, so Luzinterruptus was asked to recreate a previous piece they’d done in NY called, Literature vs. Traffic.
The month-long install covered a large strip of Federation Square with 10,000 books outfitted with little light bulbs. For thirty days, people had the opportunity to pick through books that were discarded & donated by libraries, that overflowed out over public spaces and into the streets.
Wanna play spiderman? This amazing large scale public art installation was commissioned by Melbourne’s main civic centre and cultural district Federation Square. Design collective, Numen/For Use have worked mainly in the field of spatial design and conceptual art - boy did they embody that with this project.
The tape installation stretches 16 meters across the Fed Square’s Western Terrace, constructed with the help of special platforms as it projects from the external walls of the Fed Square’s SBS building at the height of 6 meters above ground. The tape is stretched between the structures; a second layer is then spun in a perpendicular direction encapsulating the space - making it pliable.
Photos by Fred Kroh and Numen/For Use
*information via Numen site & Arch Daily