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The 14th Room: A Video Installation by Barbara Greisman

The Library is very pleased to have launched a new video installation by the artist Barbara Greisman.  Hosted in the Library's Wolfson Reading Room, the installation features hundreds and hundreds of scanned images from the Library's collections of books and documents.

Greisman spent years working on the piece, scouring through documents, diaries and German Primers for images and written fragments.  At the launch, Greisman spoke about what she hoped to achieve:

"Digital Art has a way of getting people on board.  It engages.  It's easy to understand and has many possibilties.  It's acceptable to anyone who wouldn't normally dream of walking into a place like The Wiener Library, let alone doing some research.

"I'm hoping this is just the start of something much bigger. In the future this monitor will show other cutting edge artists whose work addresses what the library is all about.  I hope that these digital exhibitions will also travel - thereby promoting the Wiener to audiences worldwide.”

Greisman's work is available to view in the Wolfson Reading Room at the Library. Please visit our Exhibitions page for further details.

Added: Wednesday 30th January, 2013