Shadows and Outlines: An Incomplete Portrait of the Reanimation Library
Tuesday, September 25, 6:30–8 PM
ICI Curatorial Hub
401 Broadway, Suite 1620
New York, NY 10013
The Reanimation Library is a small, independent public library based in Brooklyn. It is a collection of books that have fallen out of routine circulation and been acquired for their visual content. Outdated and discarded, they have been culled from thrift stores, stoop sales and throwaway piles, and given new life as a resource for artists, writers and cultural archaeologists.
Shadows and Outlines is a set of short readings made up entirely of excerpts from the library’s holdings paired with projected images from its image archive. Sequenced, unmediated fragments of found text and an accompanying stream of decontextualized images will provide a personalized, fractured and incomplete portrait of the wide-ranging attitudes, ideologies and visual systems contained within the collection. Join us to hear readings by Reanimation Library founder Andrew Beccone and three guest readers—writers Sarah Gentile, Sarah Giovanniello, and John Reed.