This is a visual essay that analyses the changing function of the public space of the library through the juxtaposition of image and text. It looks at The Bristol Art Library, a performance space and fully functioning library, housed in a wooden cabinet, containing a diverse collection made by a variety of artists and practitioners. Annabel Other is the Head Librarian.
The essay poses questions about the historical and future public space of the library, classification systems, social exchange, authorship. It attempts through its format to establish lines of connection beyond the page to the expanded conception of the space of the library.
Carless, T., & Other, A. (2017). The Bristol Art Library. Performance Research, 22(1), 25-26. https://doi.org/10.1080/13528165.2017.1285558