Friday, 26 February 2010

Book Cell + Passage

Book Cell will gather editions from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation from the past 50 years, reinforcing the site specific nature of the work with the incorporation of one of the most precious streaks in the history of the cultural intervention of this institution.
 
The "Passage" represents a kind of symbolic "short cut across the world" in which we exist or dwell: through the factual, real world into the world of human culture, where reality is exchanged for another - virtual - reality, for the reality of word, text, sign, symbol, image, and back again.
The project itself is a metaphorical synthesis of a number of formal semantic elements: an entrance, a path, "endless walls" of books, mirrors, light, an exit and even the physical presence of the viewers themselves.
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