A conceptual art project involving 100 librarians, 100 bicycles, 400 miles, and you.
"We arecommitted, at least with some part of our mind, to what really is an alternative to the hide-bound traditions of the library profession. Our view can best be characterized as representing disjunctive librarianship. We find the library world, like the real world, is impossible to understand on a rational basis. We turn then to the outer reaches of our mind and treat librarianship with the irrationality that it deserves." -Archives of Library Research from The Molesworth Institute
"In a world swimming in a sea of information, I would like to draw attention to the swimming attire. The structure of one's thoughts may be drastically altered by a mismatched bikini." -me
Librarianship is a science. I have spent the past six years using art as a means of scientific intervention in public knowledge economies. In May, 2011, I will bike from Copenhagen to Berlin in a group of 100 librarians from around the world, in the first ever library conference on wheels. I am representing the Molesworth Institute, and hand painting my cycling apparel which will be exhibited in a solo show on Information Technology at the Palo Alto Research Center in January, 2012.
I need to raise at least a $1.50 per mile for the project to be possible. Your donations are very much appreciated; all funds raised will go directly toward the purchasing of materials, acquiring a bicycle in Copenhagen, transportation, presentation, and the publication of an exhibition catalog. I have started a bike blog which I will be updating throughout the trip, and you can view more of my artwork here. If you live in or around Køge, Præstø, Stubbekøbing, Nykøbing, Rostock, Güstrow, Waren, or Fürstenberg, please wave when we come careening through town! You can view the route and timetable here.
Yours in art,
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