found while looking for images of Ann Hamilton's work for a lecture I am doing on curatorial practices.

The floors at The Seattle Public Library designed by Ann Hamilton . According to the library’s website: “The floor mimics the appearance of a raised bed of wooden type and is intended to immerse library visitors in the artwork much as readers are immersed in the material they read…The floor includes 556 lines of text, in reverse, in 11 languages and alphabets, and consists of the first sentences of books found in the collection.”

Article by Evey Kwong

found via kyoorius


  1. Ann Hamilton is one of my all-time favorite artists. Thanks for sharing, I love this post!

  2. that is truly amazing
    imagine walking on the words of one of your favorite pieces of poetry or prose

  3. I can't get over how wonderful this is!


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