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The Library


Ozolins, B, The Library, Domain House, Queens Domain, Hobart (2013) [Published Creative Work]

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Copyright 2013 Brigita Ozolins


The Library is a site specific installation that aimed to create a quiet yet slightly anxious space that both honoured books discarded from the University of Tasmania’s Christ College Library as well as evoking the testing environment of a 19th century school for young men. It used minimal installation strategies to convey both aims. A wooden table laden with books; books with titles that challenged religious belief; candles; vinyl wall text that referenced the five original classification headings used in the Christ College library first catalogue, and the voice of John F C Richards reading Horace’s Book 1, Ode 11, which famously includes the line carpe diem – seize the day. The work thus also made reference to the film Dead Poets Society (1989) which revealed the difficulties of growing up in a private boys’ school. The overall result was an environment that suggested the sacred, but also evoked the harshness of the education system.

Item Details

Item Type:Published Creative Work
Keywords:installation art, Tasmanian history
Research Division:Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Visual arts
Research Field:Fine arts
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Arts
Objective Field:The creative arts
UTAS Author:Ozolins, B (Dr Brigita Ozolins)
ID Code:87015
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:School of Creative Arts and Media
Deposited On:2013-11-05
Last Modified:2018-02-07
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