INF. INS. － an ultimate nostalgic / romantic encounter with a perishing medium.
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An ultimate nostalgic / romantic encounter with a perishing medium.
Inf. Ins. is the abbreviation of ‘information inside’, which can be understood as an encouragement to ‘read more’. At first sight, the idea is truly simple: initiator and artist Mel Chan invited ten artists to insert artworks into books from the Leeszaal (a community-based library in Rotterdam), without (physically) ruining them. Visitors of the Leeszaal who find those books can keep them for free. In this epoch, in which tangible books are on the brink of perishing, libraries are closing down and fading into history.
And while the act of reading is being re-shaped and fragmentized through various
new media, a reader’s encounter with a physical book in the library is rather nostalgic (and hence, romantic). In this exhibition, art functions not only as an intervention but also as a reconstruction of the reminiscent act of reading.
Between the turning pages, a tacit secret is embedded; and every page is a new adventure.
On Saturday 21st September 2013 at 15:00, exhibition Ins. Inf. kicked off at Leeszaal Rotterdam West with a performance by artist Yelena Myshko.
Leeszaal Rotterdam West, Rijnhoutplein 3, 3014 TZ, Rotterdam
The eleven particaping artists are: Juan Beladrich (Argentinië), Mel Chan (Hong Kong), Lisa Gliederpuppe (NL), Inge Hoonte (NL), Neza Agnes Momirski (Slovenië), Yelena Myshko (Kiev), Kim Reinders (NL), Jozef van Rossum (NL), Arnold Schalks (NL), reinaart vanhoe (België/NL) en Barbara Witteveen (NL).
The exhibition shall last until the last book with inserted artwork disappears from Leeszaal’s bookshelf.
DOCUMENTATION OF THE PROJECT