The Library is on Fire

The Tower
Level 3
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To visit The Library is on Fire, it is necessary to reserve a time slot with the welcome agent in front of the exhibition room (Level 3 of The Tower) in order to access it.

A creature is looking for the form of its intelligence. Since 2011 an experimental library elaborates itself through readings of its volumes: books, films, video games, discs. It detects in them the movements, operations and structures that eventually compose the logics of its progression. As in a mysterious poem, you enter the possibility of a world where everything becomes suspense, refraction of signs, thought images, virtual source of attention.

Metafiction created and written by Charles Arsène-Henry in a space conceived with Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and Martial Galfione, The Library is on Fire develops, with former students of Shapes of Fiction (Architectural Association School of Architecture, London), a research program within the depths of its bibliographies: to devise a new reading instrument.

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Created and written by Charles Arsène-Henry
Space conceived with Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and Martial Galfione 
Entities designed with Christopher Johnson
Glyphs composed with Buster Rönngren, Elliot Rogosin, Jane Wong, Jacek Rewiński, Jonas Popp, Sensy Mania, Thomas Etchebarne
Covers painted by Cédric Moullier 
Produced by LUMA


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