The Basement Stacks Erupt into Ad Agency's Foyer

Wary Meyers’s installation for the VIA Advertising Agency in Portland, ME, looks like a secret horde of like-minded reading materials decided to make a break for it. “The Basement Stacks” is in the VIA’s new home, the old Baxter building, which housed Portland’s public library for eighty years.

Books breaking through the (faux) wall downstairs, referencing the “basement stacks” every library has. In this case it’s as if those stacks had been sealed up during some remodel, and are anthropomorphically breaking through, referencing the old library, history, roots, poltergeists…

[Artist’s Site via BoingBoing via Neatorama]

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