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[BKARTS] Jenny Holzer installation in Pittsburgh



This may have been discussed on the list already and I just spaced it, but in case it hasn't:

The New York Times
July 20, 2005
Large Type for Pittsburgh Authors
By Lawrence Van Gelder

Modern art and literary art will come together in downtown Pittsburgh tonight when a new public art installation by Jenny Holzer sends the texts of five books by authors with Pittsburgh roots — Annie Dillard, John Edgar Wideman and Thomas Bell — scrolling upward along hundreds of feet of the swooping roofline of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. The work, "For Pittsburgh," giving a public presence to books usually read in private, uses more than 1,500 light-emitting diode tubes to scroll the texts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in letters 36 inches high and 11 inches wide, along two edges of the roof, each nearly 350 feet long. As time passes, other books will be added to this public library. The first three, all telling stories about Pittsburgh based on the experiences of the authors, are "An American Childhood" by Ms. Dillard, the "Homewood Trilogy" ("Sent for You Yesterday," "Hiding Place" and "Damballah") by Mr. Wideman and "Out of This Furnace" by Mr. Bell.

* Copyright 2005 The New York Times Company

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