'Library' 2016-ongoing

In Ancient Greece, people voted by writing on 'ostraca', or potsherds, which is where we get the word 'ostracise' from. Visitors to ‘Library’ are invited to select an ostracon - sherds made from a hundred and fifty cast bowls - and offer their own words. 

Many languages are represented, and reflect changing sentiments before, during, and after the EU referendum on 23rd June. Some are hopeful and affirming, others are questioning, fearful, doubtful, optimistic, conciliatory. Together they form a permanent record of a transformative moment in time. The full text of nearly 2000 contributions can be read here.


Photo 1 Sylvain Deleu