Plural in collaboration with The Center for Book Technology will be exhibiting Living Book, 2011 at Carrie Secrist Gallery Project Room December 10, 2011 – January 15, 2012. In addition to our work in the Project Room, Derek Chan will be exhibiting his stunning work in the main gallery.
at Carrie Secrist Gallery
835 W. Washington Blvd / Chicago, IL
December 10 / 5:00 – 8:00pm
Living Book, 2011 is a multi-media installation environment created by Plural and The Center For Book Technology. Living Book transforms the gallery space into an automated book production facility. Using custom-software, viewers in the space are captured in-real-time (every 60 seconds) from an overhead camera and projected onto the wall. Each capture is then printed onto single pages of a book in production. In addition, a keyboard allows viewers to author their own page(s), creating a spontaneous performance environment where a database of individual choices becomes a collective narrative.
The Living Book Production Facility will be open 5 hours a day, printing a single page every 60 seconds, resulting in a 300-page book at the end of each business day. Each week will become a collection of 5 books. Living Book 2011 will become a collection of 25 books.
Hours of operation:
11:00am – 4:00pm Tuesday – Saturday / December 12, 2011 – January 15, 2012