Various shared activities took place in a temporary ‘library’ in ARCUS Project in Japan. The ‘library’ aimed for an open dialogue in which participants used books that were temporarily collected together and separately set by each contribution and were engaged in their own activities both individually and collectively. The ‘library’ exhibited everyday changes made by participation that gradually lived in the space; books were delivered by post day by day; participants who visited the ‘library’ made drawings and translated a poem collectively.
‘Library’ is an open research laboratory that sought for an organic platform to exchange knowledge in which a boundary between audience, participant and artist became blurred after all.
photo by Hajime Kato