Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine - A book on reading, writing,
 memory and forgetting in a library of living books

Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine - A book on reading, writing, memory and forgetting in a library of living books
Published by Mousse Publishing & osloBIENNALEN, 2019
536 pages
Softcover, 17 × 22.5 cm
ISBN 9788269020427
€ 22/ $ 25/ NOK 220

Edited by Mette Edvardsen, Kristien Van den Brande, Victoria Pérez Royo, Runa Borch Skolseg

Texts by Mette Edvardsen, Kristien Van den Brande, Johan Sonnenschein, Bruno De Wachter, Sébastien Hendrickx, Lizzie Thomson, Sébastien Hendrickx, Victoria Pérez Royo, Jon Refsdal Moe, Bojana Cvejić, Melanie Fieldseth, Jeroen Peeters, Lara Khalidi, Emiliano Battista, Thomas Bîrzan, Susanne Christensen, Olivia Fairweather, Laurence Rassel

The project Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine starts as a group of people who dedicate themselves to memorizing a book of their choice. Together they form a library collection consisting of living books. The “books” pass their time in libraries reading, memorizing, talking to each other, going for walks outside, prepared to be read by a visitor. The readings take place as intimate one-to-one encounters where the “book” recites its content to the reader. Over time the project grew into a library collection of more than eighty living books in twelve different languages across Europe and beyond. The project developed into a bookshop, a publishing house and an exhibition format, and hosted workshops, lectures and talks and, eventually, a book. The publication brings together eighteen text contributions from artists and theoreticians with a varying degree of proximity to the project. Their reflections touch on memory and forgetting; on the practice of learning by heart and its corporeality; on reading, re-reading, reading aloud, reading for oneself and for others; on writing, re-writing and translating; on invisible and impossible literatures; on alternative temporalities and their respective economies; on archives, libraries, bodies and other sites for conservation; on the problems of authorship and originality; on immateriality and its discontents; on the equivocal borders between reality and fiction; and on the strange and unforeseeable dynamics of people and stories coming together, disseminating and unexpectedly crossing paths again. The second part of the book is a visual essay that documents the processes of memorizing, reading and re-writing.

Published by Mousse Publishing & osloBIENNALEN
Distributed by: Mousse Publishing

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Rile* bookshop, Rue Paul Devaux 3, Brussels — rile.space

Books on the Move - librairie nomade — booksonthemove.fr

Also available through:
Mousse Publishing, Milan — moussepublishing.com
DAP Distributed Art Publishers, New York — artbook.com
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Les presses du réel, Dijon — lespressesdureel.com
Antenna Books, London — antennebooks.com

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