Forum

2000

Site-specific installation with construction of abandoned books , Variable dimensions

A site-specific installation for Tout le temps / Every Time, la Biennale de Montréal 2000, conceived as a place for reading, discussion and debate. A large quantity of books abondoned on site by the former tenant (a discount bookstore) was used to build two sets of grandstands facing each other across a small room, like an arena or a parliament. The steps/seats of one sides are blue, the other side of various colours. An overhead ledge above one set of stands houses a provisional and changing library of books separated out from the mass. The remaining books are stacked loosely in the adjoining room as further raw material potentially to be added to the library or used for further building.

Group Exhibitions: Biennale de Montréal, Tout le temps / Every Time, 2000.
Reviews, Articles & Essays: Pascale Beaudet, exhibition essay, Feb 2004. Read

Germaine Koh, Forum, 2009, site-specific installation with construction of abandoned books, at Biennale de Montréal. Photo: Germaine Koh.