Last June, Luz Interruptus was asked to do an installation for Light in Winter festival in Melbourne with the theme ’reading’.
The installation was called Literature vs Traffic that comprised of 10,000 discarded books by public libraries that were considered obsolete. With help from the Salvation Army, who selflessly collected donated books, and friends of the installation team, the project proved to be a success.
A river of books overflowed the sidewalk taking up space for the pedestrians of the area.
The effect symbolizes the power of the written as conquerors of the streets. The usually busy Flinders Street became a temporary street reading room gently illuminated by tiny lights and LED screes installed in the square.