Occasional Books has invited Sally O'Sullivan, a local artist who sometimes goes by the moniker,
The Book Wrecker, to produce a site-specific installation as part of the Streatham Festival's Art23 Art Trail, #StreatFest18 #Art23
Sally uses books that have been discarded.
Facebook Page: @SallyOSullivanBookWrecker
The Book Wrecker Series
This body of work has come about as a result of being given the wrong book at the right time.
The Kindle / e-reader has arrived. Libraries are under threat. Is the book as we know it - the object we have grown to love, to handle, to lend, to pass on, to decorate, to annotate, to turn the pages of, to cherish - under threat?
This work is about the book as an object, not a subject.
When I discovered that Librarians (the custodians of our books) have to make decisions which lead to books being withdrawn, removed or re-cycled, that was all I needed to be set free of the taboos: Don't mark the book! Don't tear the page!
For the results see our pictures page!