Biografias – Biographies

I stumbled across this treat of a book arts installation first thing on Monday morning (courtesy of ‘My Modern Metropolis’ by Spanish artist Alicia Martin. This series known as ‘Biografias’ (translated as Biographies), depicts ‘a cavalcade of books streaming out of the side of buildings’ by shooting books out of windows like a tornado. ‘The whirlwind of literature defies gravity and draws attention with its grandeur size. Martin’s giant book structures give life to the inanimate objects filled with knowledge. By constructing the curving towers with a rather free and disheveled exterior, while maintaining a sturdy core, the books’ loose pages are free to blow and rustle in the wind, allowing the piece to be further animated.’ Each installation uses a phenomenal 5,000+ books. A rather nice way to start the week I think…also, the images below pretty much show a visual representation of what my brain feels like sometimes…overwhelmed by thoughts and knowledge. Uncontainable. Exploding with words…well sometimes.

1 Comment

  1. stunning! the dynamic that comes with it shooting out of the window is incredible! the pic with alicia sitting in the work is great too! it must be awesome to be surrounded by so much knowledge! 🙂

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