This unique art installation by Dutch artist Anouk Kruithof is composed of 3,500 pieces of coloured books. The physical installation measures about 4.10M x 2.30M and is arranged, destructed and re-arranged again to create a different art piece on each exhibition. Below is her series from 2012 back to 2009.
What this display is called will make you curious, Enclosed Content Chatting Away in the Colour Invisibility. Here’s a brief from Anouk Kruithof’s website that tells the story of her work a little bit more.
In 2008 Anouk Kruithof has been collecting these 3500 so found coloured books. Most books out of this installation of are from the early 20th century or have been acquired eastern european books that were written in the ddr and are therefore totally dismissed. In berlin those books are destined to be around in ’1 euro bookshops or ending up at the ‘papierbank’, which is a recycle dump for paper, where they are rotting away and become meaningless and lost. For the work enclosed… kruithof made a spatial installation, a video and a single photograph out of these books. Sherevitalizes these books by using them as objects (bricks). The colours and sizes of these books determine the rhythm of the rising wall in form of a physical installation as well as a video-loop, which is strong and instable at the same time. This bookwall consists of at least 3500 books whose workmanship, various papers, and varying bodies result in a heterogeneousensemble. Colored edges glow in diverse hues. All of this produces an openimage that can be experienced with the body and includes a poetic verve. Kruithof loves books and in this time books are disappearing. This work show’s that shift as well, one could look at it as analogue pixels. She likes to invent new things out of fragments of the past – if that’s possible.
Find out more of Anouk Kruithof’s portfolio from her website.