Installed by Guestroom (the collaborative project of artists Maria Benjamin and Ruth Höflich), The Librarians is a series of 8 video portraits concerned with personal libraries and collections.
Each film looks at one person’s selection processes and by extension, the design of their environment in relation to their wider practice and ideas. Within the series we encounter both intentional collections and more organic yet highly specific selections within an ordinary bookshelf. As a sequence the portraits become part of a complex constellation, as relationships and connections develop between individuals and their ideas.
The Librarians are Tom McCarthy, Michael Leslie, Lorenza Boisi, Shaun Pubis, Pablo Bronstein, Rebecca Bligh, Isabel Waidner and Adam Sutherland