27 February 2013

"This is where we live"

Stop-motion animation made for the 25th anniversary of Fourth Estate publishers. It features books, and characters cut from the pages - and London scenes ... charming ... watch it at http://vimeo.com/2295261

As I'm involved in an Al-Mutanabbi Street-related event next week, the role of reading and pervasiveness of reading and books in various cultures is very much on my mind. This little film is a million miles from Al-Mutanabbi Streett in many ways, including the reason for its origin - but in its integration of books into everyday life, its underlying assumption that "readerishness" permeates modern culture, it's very relevant. The scenes and activities could be, are, happening anywhere that "we" live.

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