Reseeding the library, gleaning readership
Essay, 2018

In May 2017, Mette Edvardsen’s Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine settled during three weeks in the Ravenstein Gallery in Brussels as part of the Kunstenfestivaldesarts. Invited as a writer in residence, Jeroen Peeters visited the library of living books on a daily basis and recorded his observations by hand in a notebook, which formed the basis for Afternoon Edition #1. Reseeding the library, gleaning readership is an essay on the seed library, on the dispersion of literature through wind, water and animals, on biodiversity and commoning at the heart of readership.
Published by Afternoon Editions, Brussels
First edition, May 2018
Second edition, May 2020
32 pages, 10.50 x 29.70 cm, stapled
Graphic design by Michaël Bussaer
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Book launch at BUDA, Kortrijk, 24 November 2018. A conversation with Kristien Van den Brande, including written responses by Kate Briggs, Jef Peeters and Tine Van Aerschot.
Lecture at Ravenstein Gallery, Brussels, 18 May 2017
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