In the spring of 1993 I came across a building that was being renovated. An attic full of books had been untouched for decades. For three days, books were thrown from the attic windows into the yard below to be removed. Mistreating books is almost a taboo. They are a symbol of knowledge and status. Books have been physically attacked as a way of trying to control and purge people. At times, for example, during wartime and civil disturbance, books are banned or destroyed. The video is an expression of the uncertainty between the disgust and pleasure of observing something close to us being abused.
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