re_2 (2000)

Wander through the lives of three people by accessing the books they left when they died. I have bought these collections in 2000 and after cataloguing them took a sentence from every book.

In this way these people stay around and we can in our own private surroundings visit the books they have spent time with. Doing so we form an image of them, but how valid is this image?

For me the process of cataloguing and reading the books, giving attention to just three individuals is a very important part of the work.

Unfortunately, as most books are in Dutch, the site is mostly in dutch too.

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Wander through the lives of three people by accessing the books they left when they died. I have bought these collections in 2000 and after cataloguing them took a sentence from every book.

In this way these people stay around and we can in our own private surroundings visit the books they have spent time with. Doing so we form an image of them, but how valid is this image?

For me the process of cataloguing and reading the books, giving attention to just three individuals is a very important part of the work.

Unfortunately, as most books are in Dutch, the site is mostly in dutch too.

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Wander through the lives of three people by accessing the books they left when they died. I have bought these collections in 2000 and after cataloguing them took a sentence from every book.

In this way these people stay around and we can in our own private surroundings visit the books they have spent time with. Doing so we form an image of them, but how valid is this image?

For me the process of cataloguing and reading the books, giving attention to just three individuals is a very important part of the work.

Unfortunately, as most books are in Dutch, the site is mostly in dutch too.

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