Turning The Page


  • Bristol Central Library College Green Bristol BS1 5TL UK
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At Bristol Central Library from 17th - 26th May 2013, as part of Mayfest 2013. Open from 10.00 - 16.30 (13.00 - 16.30 on Sun). Running time is approx. 20 mins, and it's free.

Imagine if your well-thumbed, outdated guide book could talk. Think of the stories it would tell about the places it’s been, the characters encountered and narrow escapes along the way.

Through this intimate installation you are invited to investigate a series of clues hidden within a guidebook that magically come to life as you turn the pages.

How do books act as repositories of treasures and triggers of memories? When we read a book, do we leave something of ourselves in and on its pages?

We have worked with Professor Tim Cole of the University of Bristol to developed this piece through a REACT Pump Priming Grant at Bristol’s Pervasive Media Studio. We are also researching an app that will allow us to insert similar content into guidebooks without the installation.