A project directed by Fanny de Chaillé With the students of the Cité internationale universitaire of Paris
Duration 20 minutes per reading (the library remains open for several hours)
Created in 2010 during “Week-end à la Cité”, in the library of La Maison Heinrich-Heine and La Maison internationale, in Paris.
La Bibliothèque (The Library) is based on the willingness to meet other people and on the idea that anyone can be the author of knowledge and able to share it. Fanny de Chaillé works with a group of volunteers with the aim that they “become books and be consulted” by the public. As meetings with the artist, the content of the book is revealed: it is a point of view of someone on a topic/a theme, a story. Those who embody the library are the actors of society as we all are, whatever role we play in it and regardless of its importance.
For twenty minutes, the book tells a story about him. The reader has at its disposal a varied selection of books.