Thursday, December 19, 2013

Installation: Book Hive

"Book Hive" by Rusty Squid and England Art Council

This living sculpture consisting of four hundred fluttering books was recently installed at the Bristol Central Library to celebrate its 400th anniversary.  The piece is entitled "Book Hive," and I love it because it puts me in mind of the poem that won this year's Rhysling award, "Into Flight."

The installation was created by Bristol's creative robotics collective Rusty Squid thanks to an award of £90,000 from Arts Council England.  Book Hive will be displayed at Bristol's Central Library until March 7, 2014.
"We believe that everyone, particularly children and young people, should have the opportunity to experience the richness of the arts, museums and libraries, and by supporting excellent projects like Book Hive, we can bring together the right partners to commission and create something amazing."

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