How to get it
You can invite the Bibliobox to a village or rural location. The box isn’t confined to journeys in Europe, of course. New and unexpected invitations and offers are more than welcome. All you have to do is generate fresh material and ideas for the box and cover travel expenses and expenses for containing maintenance (maximum of a few hundred euro, please contact us for the exact amount). To keep transport costs to a minimum, the box can be transported by standard means of transportation, weighs around 65 kilos and is fitted with handles.
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Contact myvillages.org to order the Bibliobox at info@bibliobox.org
Download the Bibliobox Manual here:
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Download the Bibliobox Contract here:
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and download the index of the Bibliobox as pdf here
What does the Bibliobox do?
In a rural context, the box offers a broader view of people living in similar situations in other rural areas. It presents an opportunity for people to share experiences from art periphery to art periphery. The box informs on the diversity of village life and art. It invites people to make their own contribution to contemporary art. Inhabitants of rural areas are being inundated with floods of images when the countryside tries to develop new functions, but are rarely considered a potential audience for contemporary art. The Bibliobox can change this outlook.
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What is the Bibliobox?
The Bibliobox is a travelling archive; it contains information about art projects in the rural context and can be folded out to reveal a small presentation. On invitation by a local host, the box can travel to a village and be opened out for presentations. Inside are films to be watched, books to leaf through and CDs to listen to. The programme of the presentation lies within the responsibility of the host. The host may be a local artist, an art institute, a farmer, the local fire department or a village group.
The box brings together project information from different countries. All participants are involved in arts projects that engage actively with the context and the public, and the content of the Bibliobox reflects that fact.
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What does the box look like?
The crate was created by Wapke Feenstra, in collaboration with a cabinet-maker. The box had to be practical and simple, and is constructed from plywood. ‘Bibliobox’ and ‘myvillages.org’ are clearly marked on the outside; the inside is painted and has sections that can be used to construct a stand with a book display and DVD player. The box also contains a photo collection of previous trips and booklets with project information. Electrical equipment and projectors need to be organised locally. A new crate can be added in the future, as the box expands on its travels and adds to its collection
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