Whispers in white, the absent library

Wishpers in wite, the absent library

Instalation

Latex on wall

Measured variables

2010

work exhibited at:

Fundació Suñol. Nivell Zero, Acte 18. 2011.

Museu de Valls. Biennal de Valls. 2012.

Arts Santa Mònica. Cicle Blanc sota negre. Treballs des de l’imperceptible.  2014.

“It doesn’t matter why a library is destroyed: every prohibition, limitation , destruction, theft or plunder give place – at least as a ghostly presence – to a more clamorous,  lighter and more durable library composed by the banned, stolen, pillaged, destroyed or censored books. Probably no one could consult them now, maybe they only exist in the vaguest memory even of the tradition and the legend, but they got a kind of immortality.  In fact, the sentence increases the prestige of noble souls who want to silence, and foreign potentates, or those that have used a similar violence, have failed more than the disgrace to themselves and enduring fame for his enemies.” We underestimate – Tacitus wrote in the first century – the blindness of those who believe that an arrogant action can be erased even the memory of posterity. In fact, the sentence increases the prestige of the noble souls who want to silence, and foreign potentates, or those that have used a similar violence, have not gotten more than dishonor to themselves and enduring fame for their enemies. ”

Manguel, Alberto. La bilioteca de noche (The library at night). Alianza editorial, 2007.

“Whispers on white, absent library” is a tribute to all the books, which have disappeared throughout the history. The book, is understood as memory of the world and the Library its store. The installation shows endless shelves that only can reflect the absence of those sheets which day were books.

This project performed as part of the grant of postproduction projects 2010 awarded by “Fundació Suñol” in collaboration with the Master in Artistic Productions and research, Art specialist and intermediate context at the University of Barcelona.