“Flights of Mind”
An installation at
Berkeley Public Library
February 11 to March 31, 2013
An installation of hundreds of altered books soaring some seventy five feet in the atrium of Berkeley’s Central Library
This five minute film is the best way to view the large kinetic installation.
Click on the icons below for still images and more video, information about the project, links, and more.
Still images and more video
The spirit animating the project
Physical characteristics of the installation
Sponsored by the Berkeley Public Library Foundation, the piece was created for the Foundation’s 11th Annual Authors Dinner, hosted by Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman.
Click below for a taste of the Dinner.
I’m grateful to the Foundation for their sponsorship, and to the Library and the Friends of the Library for their encouragement and support. I'm also forever endebted to my many friends and family who helped install and document the project.
Click below for my thank yous.
Click below for coverage of the installation --local to international -- and for links to the Library, the Foundation, and the Friends of the Library.
Finally, click below to check out an excellent project currently underway by Dawn Logsdon and Lucie Faulknor at San Francisco Public Library:
"Free For All", a documentary film about public libraries in the United States.
Click the eyeglass to return to the Objects page