I’d like to say I was out of the country or something, but I guess I really have to come clean and admit that I didn’t see this installation which was held last June in my hometown of Melbourne. How I missed it, I’ll never know! And once I’d seen what was created, you should have heard my howls of disappointment.
Quoting from the Literatura website, the objective of this project was to create
a river of books overflowing into the physical pedestrian spaces and installed itself in the space allocated to cars, stealing precious space to the dense traffic in the area, in a symbolic gesture in which literature took control of the streets and became the conquerer of the public space, offering the citizens, a space (not as big as we would have liked) in which the traffic withdrew yielding ground to the modest power of the written word.”
Truly amazing. Have a look: