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Verse at the Thompson Memorial Library

Contributed by Girish Arora on May 25th, 2013. Artwork published in .
    Verse at the Thompson Memorial Library 1
    Source: http://www.annhamiltonstudio.com Ann Hamilton (photo credit: Fredrik Marsh/Jenny Fine). License: All Rights Reserved.

    Ann Hamilton’s public art project is a two-color cork floor laid as a field of words set in relief and located in the Thompson Library Buckeye Reading Room. The text is created by an alphabetic intersection and line-by-line weaving of three different accountings of world history that are arranged in a literary concordance. The spine along the north-south axis is composed of 299 words in A-Z order and adapted from The End of the World – a White River Sioux tale. The east west lines of text intersect this story with prose fragments from A Little History of the World by E.H. Gombrich (1936) and Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone by Eduardo Galeano (2009).

    Read more and see a video of the installation.

    Verse at the Thompson Memorial Library 2
    Source: http://www.annhamiltonstudio.com Ann Hamilton (photo credit: Fredrik Marsh/Jenny Fine). License: All Rights Reserved.
    Verse at the Thompson Memorial Library 3
    Source: http://library.osu.edu License: All Rights Reserved.

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