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`Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine` at Koninklijke BIbliotheek van Belgie..

The project ´Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine`by Norwegian artist Mette Edvardsen presents at ' Koninklijke Bibliotheek van Belgie' in Brussels until 25 May 2013.
(Photography from Brussels and the "Koninklijke Bibliotheek of Belgium" by Tzina-Mersina Alimpoutaki-Joustra. All rights reserved).
                                          Koninklijke Bibliotheek of Belgium in Brussels( March 2013).


The project that could be also have the name ´Living books´ has been inspired from the science fiction novel Fahrenheit 451.
The artist Mette Edvardsen who performes ' Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine ' changes the books from a library collection to living books through the bility of a group of people to memorize all the texts of a book of their choice.
So all the people of the group are now 'living books'.
'Living books ' that instead to sit in a library like really books the one next to the other are walking around with the readers, talking and discribing stories, texts, chapters and pages of the book which they had learned by heart.
        ' Living books' from ' Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine by Mette Edvardsen.
The artist who created a modern version of  Fahrenheit 451 put in a way the readers visitors of the library at the same place with the readers of Fahrenheit 451 where in a future vision of society books were forbidden considered dangerous and the people learned books by heart in order to preserve them for the next generations.
Mette Edvardsen project 'Easy Pieces' (2008).Photo by Mette Edvardsen.
Mette Edvardsen who some of his artwork is presented in the form of workship at several festivals in the case of ' Easy Pieces' inspired of the beach of Ostende during the four days of the festival Dansand.The performers of ' Easy Pieces' worked together exploring simple game structures and played out some of these pieces at different locations at the beach.
 
The location of the Koninklijke Bibliotheek van Belgie in Brussels where 'Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshin" is operated by Mette Edvardsen.
 
 

 
Mette Edvardsen. "Artist in Residence"(2007). Photo by Mette Edvardsen.
His performance "Artist in Residence" was depicted at Artist in Residency program by Theatre in Motion at beiLAB /Beijing.
The artist said about it: " When I was invited to do my own research in an artist residency program I created twio small works. One was a routine I could do/perform as a daily practice in the studio. I called this a " space /trace. The other was an installation where I turned the whole studio upside down by hanging all the objects in the ceiling and then etered inside...I wated to see how the qualities of the materials and the physical world could be altered and what that could produce as a shift or a distrubance ...'
 
' Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine was performed also last year at Birmingham Central Library.UK. 
Edvardsen's inspiration by Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 became a living library of our times. He has been prepared the people to do a book part of theirselves. Because in the process of memorising the reader steps into the place of the writer and he is transferred to a book. The process of memorising is vital to the piece.The performers are not reading the words. The opposite. The words are been inside of them and are part of them.
Photo by L. Bernaerts.
Photo by L. Bernaerts.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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