Reading between the shelves

Want to join us down in the world of books? A group of artists will bring you down to the closed stacks and read aloud from a variety of texts. It's free and open to the public!

Person reading an old book in front of a book shelf

Reading aloud in the closed stacks!

The Humanities and Social Sciences Library contains books from all over the world in hundreds of different languages. Usually the books are waiting quietly for someone to select and read them. Some pages were sewn together during the 18th century, others were published a few years ago. June 7th we will try out reading aloud between the shelves. A group of artists have been sent searching in the in-betweens of databases and book repositories. Join us in the basement and listen to text excerpts about flowers, sounds, moon phases, Norway, the history of Kautokeino, Bengal music or plant diseases.

About the project

The project is a free continuation of Hild Borchgrevink’s workshop Traces of Choice arranged by Schouskollektivet's The Research Room at Oslo Teatersenter in April 2018.
With Hild Borchgrevink, Sophie Barth, Nina Krogh, Alicja Rosé a.o.

Reserve a spot?

The meeting point is the reception desk on the 1st level, and we will gather everyone in groups. We will have 8 people per group, and these are the time slots available:

  • 4pm
  • 4.30pm
  • 5pm
  • 5.30pm.

If you wish to reserve a slot, you can send an email to: 

Published May 23, 2018 4:52 PM - Last modified Oct. 11, 2019 2:09 PM