Strange Things are Afoot at the Circle K.: Taste, I mean Read, the Rainbow

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Taste, I mean Read, the Rainbow

Taken from Timothy McSweeney's Internet Tendency


November 12-22
10 a.m.-10 p.m. every day
CONTACT: Chris Cobb, (415) 837-0843

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For one amazing week in November, Adobe Bookshop in San Francisco has agreed to allow its estimated 20,000 books to be reclassified by color. Shifting from red to orange to yellow to green, the books will follow the spectrum continuously, changing Adobe from a neighborhood bookshop into a magical library—but only for one week.

Adobe Bookshop in San Francisco's Mission District, and all of its contents, will be transformed. It will take a crew of 20 people pulling an all-nighter fueled by caffeine and pizza and following a master organizational plan—but come Saturday morning it will be like a place that would only exist in a dream.

This temporary public installation will be assembled by the San Francisco artist Chris Cobb and a staff of volunteers, who will reorder all the books in one night and, when the week is over, return them to their original locations.

San Francisco-based artist Chris Cobb received his BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and currently studies in the graduate Art Practice program at UC Berkeley with teachers such as Squeak Carnwath, Katherine Sherwood, and Richard Shaw.

The well-known Los Angeles band Listing Ships will play at the opening reception on November 14. For more information, visit their site.

Very cool pictures can be seen here.