10,000 Retired Books Create ‘Literature Versus Traffic’ Installation
In Australia a great statement was made in a street installation turned pop-up library with the “Literature Versus Traffic” art display. Books that were recently retired from the local Salvation Army were stacked out in traffic and lit with LED lights to sit alongside the hustle and bustle of Australian traffic.
There are thousands of books cascading down the steps and visitors who came to view the Melbourne installation on the final day of the month long install were invited to take the books home as they pleased. Spanish artists Luzinterruptus had a simple objective for the installation: “literature took control of the streets and became the conquerer of the public space.”