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A LIBRARY IS AN EXHIBIT IS...


A collaborative project with Rebecca Wilkinson

Personal inscriptions, notes jotted in margins and makeshift bookmarks— all are evidence of readers that came before us. Yet each under-line, asterisk, and folded page corner is only a fragment of a thought, one part of a larger conversation in which the book itself acts as a prompt, a participant, and a record.

This exhibition, currently on pause due to covid-19, exists as a temporary library made up of borrowed library books, all which share a commonality. They contain traces of previous ownership. Whether it is marginalia, grocery lists written into books, or left behind receipts. The ghosts of those that have touched upon these books in the past remain attached to the books themselves.