Summer Roadtrip Brainstorm Part Deux

Books are pretty much the ultimate insulator, but in the heat of summer their coziness can be down right oppressive. (This may be one of the reasons why places like the University of Texas change their undergraduate libraries into things called “academic centers.”)


Consider cooling off this August by paying a visit to Roni Horn’s VATNASAFN/LIBRARY OF WATER in Stykkisholmur, Iceland. Her work, installed in an former library building, features translucent columns filled with melted H20 from Iceland’s receding glaciers. Most of the text in Horn’s library is actually a “field” of English and Icelandic adjectives inscribed into the floor. So no worries about sweat droplets warping your summer reading!

But if your desperate for paragraphs, try Weather Reports You, Horn’s related project.


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