Sunday, August 28, 2011

After Babel - Installations Around the Written

Last night I coincidently stumbled across the exhibition After Babel - Instations Around the Written by Charlotte Grum and Nina Maria Kleivan that "...revolves around the quntities of fragmentary information of our time,with books, writing and language being in state of integration and change" - very last minute, that I found the exhibit as today was the final on display.

 Title: Everything I ever read


Did not know, that you can preserve the words in a jar? But mindblowing installation :o)



Pictures of letters, words, named carved into wood/bark - Who came up with the idea of photographing those words?! Great idea in my book - reminds me a little of Agnete Schlichtkrull's heartproject, and yet no comparison at all.

Loves to be surprised like this - venturing into an exhibit with no expectations, since I had not heard about it at all in advance.

4 comments:

Birdie said...

Interesting take but I will be honest, seeing that pile of shredded paper and sheets in a jar made me sad. Like they took a good friend away by destroying books to do the exhibit. I much prefer Agnete's take.
Probably would have gone to see this too, but still know I would have left sadder regardless of the intent.

Petra said...

Anne, you always find these interesting exhibits. Love you for it! Must agree a little with B, especially regarding the first exhibit. The bottles remind me a bit about messages in bottles floating on the sea...

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I have not thought of this before?? Interesting thought...

claire7q said...

There's something so tactile and comforting about reading a book, which a Kindle can never re-create. Long Live the Book!
Think the pile of paper is probably a bit small.