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When I get home... [Oct. 4th, 2015|09:40 pm]
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... I hope I shall be able to visit Walltown before the end of October, to see the Milecastle built of books by artist Dawn Felicia Knox.

This won't be her first piece of work along the wall. Her website has some wonderful photos* of the books which used to make up a piece called 'There Are Gods Beneath Our Feet', now decaying slowly on an allotment in Wallsend.


*Yes, I am aware that 'wonderful photos' does not guarantee that the thing itself is wonderful, but still, wonderful photos! Go look!
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2015-10-05 07:43 am (UTC)
I'm sure it is no coincidence that this artist has been working with the Society of Antiquaries, who not long ago (in antiquarian terms) were obliged to move their library...

And while I have been known to rescue books from the city recycling centre (because books!), even I have some books for which this immolation would be a good use.
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2015-10-05 05:07 pm (UTC)
If a bibliophage eats books, a bibliobibulean must also drink them, and thus is the balance of things maintained. Nunc est bibendum, didn't it say in someone's fourth book?
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