22 July – 16 October 2011
Art Gallery 4
“My father’s ever-expanding library was a constant source of inspiration; the universe itself seemed contained within those books.”
The Reading Room is an exhibition about the wonderful world of books and reading.
The gallery is transformed into a warm den of carpets, plush furniture and reading lamps.
Lining the room are literally thousands of books, arranged in great piles, and across the red walls a mysterious code appears.
Watch and listen to people – famous and ordinary – read excerpts from their favourite books.
Go to The Reading Room website and upload your own recorded readings to contribute to the art work.
I was fascinated to hear about this exhibition from some friends: “Dear Claire
Charles and I are in Hobart and there is a wonderful installation at the Tas Museum called “The reading room” by Brigita Ozolins, an artist from melb.
It is a huge room with armchairs and reading lights and literally 1000’s of book line the walls.
One whole wall is a screen showing people reading from their favourite book. Across the bottom is the name of the reader and the book they are reading / author.
She was filming people reading from their favourite book for a video piece today as part of this exhibition. So we ducked home and picked up your book, which Charles had brought with him, and went back to do a reading.
This was filmed by Charles standing to the side, but it will give you an idea.
So there you have it, your book has already made it onto A big screen!