10,000 Unwanted Books Overtake the Streets of Melbourne


We know how some of you bristle at the sight of used books repurposed in art, so it’s with more than a little trepidation that we tell you about an epic installation by Spanish art collective Luzinterruptus that recently went up in Melbourne, Australia as part of the city’s Light in Winter festival. Some 10,000 discarded books collected by the Salvation Army were used in the project; the public was invited to take home any copies they wanted at the end of the month-long intervention. (If the piece looks a bit familiar, perhaps you caught Literature vs Traffic when a much smaller version was installed under the Brooklyn Bridge back in 2010.) Click through for some additional photos courtesy of Architizer, and be sure to let us know what you think of the work in the comments!