Bathing in Knowledge

Bathing in Knowledge:

Vanessa Mancini’s project to build a bathtub of books

This recent post on Boing-boing wondered about something they’d seen in 2008:

Vanessa Mancini’s project to build a functional sculpture: a bathtub made from deconstructed books fitted together and then sealed so that one could “bathe in knowledge.” It’s a beautiful artifact, though I can’t find any evidence that it was ever finished.

The artist said, back then,

The idea is of immersing oneself in knowledge, books, truths, and ‘cleaning’ or ‘purifying’ one’s mind with from external, every day life bombarding from media, by reading ad reflecting on books…

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