An impromptu and unconventional domino line at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's ACES Library. As a conceptual art project, it pokes fun at and criticizes the monotony and strictness of institutions and libraries.
It's all real - no tricks here! The textbooks were set up in one domino line, but filmed in four takes. After I finished the last take, 4 hours into the project, the librarian finally came up to investigate the ruckus. She waved her finger and gave me the boot, not even letting me help pick up the books. Lucky for her I had kept all the books in their shelved order - easy cleanup!
Tags: library dominoes books humor university college conceptual art
Added: 6 years ago
[scene opens on a row of books lined up on the floor of the library, as female student Amanda Paulson reaches in and pokes the first book to start a chain reaction]
[cut to another angle, showing the row of books curving around as they continue to fall dominos-style]
[cut to another bookshelf, as the row of books snakes its way around and they continue falling]
[cut to another camera that follows the books as they continue falling]
[cut to another angle, as the row of books makes its way out of the shelves section and zig-zags around the hallway, then the scene fades to black]
We all know there are books at the library and that many people enjoy reading them. However, this one patron has found a different use for them: dominoes! Let's hope he remembers to put them all back on the shelf. This was filmed at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's ACES Library.
Created as a conceptual art piece by an art student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the work "pokes fun at and criticizes the monotony and strictness of institutions and libraries." The artist made her point when she was booted out of the library for the noise of the toppling books. She must have an inner librarian, however, because she left the "dominoes" in call number order.