The Madrid creative collective Luzinterruptus has built a reputation for making disruptive installations in public spaces that make a strong and public social message. Their most recent installation was created with a river of books, spilled over the occupied pedestrian areas and heavy trafficked streets of Melbourne.
Literature vs. Traffic – took over Federation Square with thousands of books lit up with LED lights. Luzinterruptus gave the books a glowing surge of power to interrupt traffic, depriving cars and buses and motorized vehicles the space they need to move and the people in the area something to open their eyes and mind to.
While this caused a major traffic jam and interrupted a lot of people’s typical paths for transportation, apparently the visitors were not angry, instead they were intrigued and played around in the LED displays and piles of books. Reiterating the power and importance of reading and literature, Luzinterruptus let visitors take their time and choose books from the installation, taking home their books of choice to read.
Learn more about the creative collective and see other installations by Luzinterruptus on their official website.
Photos from Luzinterruptus
Books provided by the Salvation Army in Melbourne.