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Thomas Ehgartner Fills a Vienna Studio with 8,000 Books for Conceptual Art Installation
Posted By Helen Morgan On December 5, 2012 @ 1:15 pm In Art | No Comments
Books are a popular artistic material in the creative world, and here at Inhabitat we’ve shared a variety of inspiring book-based works of art, including a waterfall , a tower , and a house . Now, artist Thomas Ehgartner  has used about 8,000 reclaimed books to create this conceptual installation. Lined up across a floor, the books make up Ehgartner’s “Meaning Minus Truth Conditions” installation, which was constructed within the sculpture studios of the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna .
Ehgartner explores concepts of information sharing and archiving, and he presents ideas surrounding fragmented communication of data flow due to linguistic limits. He discusses the “excessive demands of the ever-growing amount of new information by the media.” For more information about the work, take a look at his page on Artdoxa .
Via Sweet Station 
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URLs in this post:
 waterfall: http://inhabitat.com/alicia-martins-amazing-book-sculptures-pour-out-of-windows-and-into-the-streets/
 tower: http://inhabitat.com/spiraling-tower-of-babel-made-from-30000-donated-books-pops-up-in-buenos-aires/
 house: http://inhabitat.com/incredible-house-sculpture-made-from-hundreds-of-recycled-books-by-cardiffmiller/
 Thomas Ehgartner: http://www.artdoxa.com/thehgar
 Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Academy_of_Fine_Arts_Vienna
 Sweet Station: http://sweet-station.com/blog/2012/11/meaning-minus-truth-conditions/
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