Wonderful book installation at Bristol Central Library (video)

To celebrate the 400th anniversary of Bristol Libraries, art group Rusty Squid created Book Hive – a wonderful installation featuring 400 animatronic books.

The installation is on display at Bristol Central Library for three months. Visitors will have the opportunity to influence its development. Rusty Squid team will observe the visitors’ behavior and collect feedback, to adjust the shape of the hive and the way the books respond.

Large wooden structures awash with honey light will engulf visitors in an immersive and atmospheric environment, where life-like animated books, inhabiting the cells will physically engage visitors, reacting to their movements in the space.

A magical trailer of the Book Hive was created by Adam Laity from Black Cat Films.

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