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Literature Vs. Traffic: 10,000 Glowing Books in the Streets

Jack Lyon

This past June, Spanish art collective Luzinterruptus brought “Literature versus Traffic,” an installation of 10,000 LED-lit books, to Federation Square in Melbourne for The Light In Winter festival. The books, recently retired from area public libraries, were given a second life as a glowing river that flowed through the square and into a nearby street. On the final day of the installation, onlookers were invited to take the books home.

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  • Doris Yee

    Extremely poetic with showcasing this river of books at night - a memorial for unowned written words.