M C V - Atlas of Days, 2014 - , compiled volumes, shelving. 244 x 93.5 x 22cm. Images by James Field courtesy of Adelaide Central School of Art
Volumes compiled of scanned contents pages. Beginning with the first book in the Barr Smith Library and moving through, contents pages were copied and reprinted in their own volumes, examining the structural similarities of knowledge in books.
Each volume is the product of a day's scanning, where different factors in the library system (like open times and student traffic) affect the size of each book. In their accumulation, the contents pages are designed to represent the immensity of the library – a personalised labyrinth containing the one piece of required information amongst the literary noise.
Current page count: 14,352