Udo Bohnenberger
Astrid Seme

DO, 30. November 2017, 19h
Öffnungszeiten der Ausstellung:
FR 01.12.2017 12h – 17h
SA 02.12.2017 12h – 17h


Udo Bohnenberger

Polygonale Platte (Afrika), 2017

Astrid Seme

A Book for All Readers, sound, 2min.
in collaboration with Sizwe Mthethwa and Thapelo Kotlai,
Johannesburg, 2016

Free download: http://www.astridseme.com/abfar.html

A Book for All Readers has been published in an anthology of the same title in the late 19th century. The book is conceived as a guide to the formation of libraries and the collection, use, and preservation of books. The poem appears in the chapter ‘humors of the library’ (p. 442).
Rap, a style inherited from poetry, shifts the printed words to ‘A Song for All Readers’. Rhyming the oration of the sacred librarian line by line is reminiscent of common practices in protest movements and keeps on demanding #FreeEducationForAll and an open access to knowledge for future readers.