The Square Circuit

Academia, parenthood, living in a bankrupt city, and what I read in the process.

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Public Art/Pittsburgh Authors

As the NEW YORK TIMES reports,

"a new public art installation by Jenny Holzer sends the texts of five books by authors with Pittsburgh roots — Annie Dillard, John Edgar Wideman and Thomas Bell — scrolling upward along hundreds of feet of the swooping roofline of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center."

The POST-GAZETTE has better coverage.

More authors will be added later. From the TIMES report it's unclear whether or not this will be a permanent installation, but the P-G suggests it, noting that the installation "is expected to add about $50 a month to the center's electric bill."


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