20 mei 2010 »
It took me 58 years to get myself a house with a room I can call my library.
How to furnish it? Somewhere in the back of my mind hovers my ideal library. You’d think there should be an image there as well, but there isn’t. As soon as I tried to decide what kind aof equipment I needed, the ideal became blurry. The ideal proved to be just a faint feeling. Why can’t the mind provide an image by sheer thinking of what it wants, I don’t know. What I do know is why good photo editors are rare.
Happy to live in modern times, I typed ‘library’ in my search engine. You won’t believe the number of saddening libraries that popped up. What can be saddening about a practical arrangement of books? Just type ‘library’ and you’l see.
Then I came across this one, it completely matched my subconscious library ideal. Becoming very happy it took me some time to notice the beauty of this library makes it an extremely unpractical one. It is impossible to find the book you’re looking for.
The library is part of several conceptual installations by artist Jan van der Veer at knowledge campus De Horst Estate/Landhuis de Horst, Driebergen, the Netherlands.
Watch more: www.janvanderveer.nl