Thursday 3 April 2008

Book Arch

Loose books, plywood. 30 x 20 x 298 cm 1’ x 7,9” x 9‘8”
Location : Centrale Biblioheek Rotterdam
In 2004 I was commissioned to make a work using disposed books from the Central Library in Rotterdam. One month of endless experimenting with different bending and pressure resulted in an arch spanning about three meters between two columns. I’m still amazed to look at the books forming an arch held together only by gravity and the building. At the end of the exhibition, the arch was rebuilt on the sixth floor where it is still visible.
Wolf Brinkman

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