In my practice I look at objects that are in danger of becoming obsolete or are in different states of change. There has been a lot of talk over the past few years about how books and magazines are transitioning from being physical to being digital, and concern that we may eventually lose them as objects all together. This series of works uses the juxtaposition of animals within library environments to consider the shifting roles of these spaces as a result of the change in the way we receive information.
In these works the animals wander through the stacks and shelves as they would a forest, tentatively interacting with these foreign environments but never looking very comfortable – “ I wanted them to hint at the alien way, we too, may feel about rooms of books in years to come.”
– Victoria Reichelt