Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine
A few people memorise a book of their choice and form a living library together. These ‘books’ walk around the library, talk to each other, read the paper or stare out the window ... ready to be borrowed. Visitors can choose a ‘book’ who then takes them to a place where the book can be ‘read’.
The concept of this living library comes from the sci-fi novel Fahrenheit 451 (1953) by Ray Bradbury, which is set in a futuristic society where books are banned. Members of the underground resistance therefore learn books by heart to preserve them for future generations.
This wonderful project began ten years ago in the Library of Leuven within the scope of Playground and has toured the globe ever since. This year, Playground 2020 organises a book presentation titled Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine.
TICKETS will be available as soon as the Playground Festival is launched, and not on September 5th.
co-production 30CC and STUK Arts Center in collaboration with the Bib Leuven and Leuven Leest in the context of Playground (STUK Arts Center & M Leuven)