Summer Library

Summer Library

bib, lectures and workshops


Annual open-air library: reading books, listening cabinets, daily reading sessions, creative workshops and literary evenings led by Comp.Marius. Established on the 'Zomer van Antwerpen' since 2010. Every summer, for 2 months!

Architecture and concept

Inspired on the one hand by an existing semicircular wooden seating stand which Comp.Marius has already been using in the open air for ten years, and on the other by a great love of books and their readers, the company has now built an open-air library (see ‘about marius/mobile constructions’). Unlike a public library, this one holds a personal collection and the books are catalogued using a highly individual system. It is conceived as a ‘reading room’, where the books can only be read or consulted on the spot, on a comfortable curved seating stand that has back supports and table-tops with room for 60 readers.

Book collection
Unlike a public library, this one holds a personal collection and the books are catalogued using a highly individual system.

Since 2013 the collection is on childhood: for the smallest children who are still in the midst of it and for the adults who are in search of it. Two thousand prints and reading books are arranged alphabetically according to the name of the main character from the book. Listening corners offer a selected choice of entertaining radio plays.

During the first period (2010-2012) the book collection of imaginary Walter Verbeeck -first visitor of ‘Zomer van Antwerpens’ and avid book collector who decided one day to explore the wide world- was the guiding principle of this Summer Library. More than 5000 books and stories about art, science and adventure were catalogued according to the reading time needed to read the book: from thick to thin.

Credits
Concept: Comp. Marius
Collection in coll. with Kirsten Roosendaal
Construction (design & realisation) in collaboration with Koen Schetske
Coproduction: Zomer van Antwerpen 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

ACTIVITIES 2019
Comp.Marius organises every edition several literary-dramatic events and projects in Summer Library. The library turns into a small open-air theater or in a vibrant atelier.

NO FUTURE DATES


August 2019
01-31
every day
Zomer Van Antwerpen

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July 2019
01-31
every day
Zomer Van Antwerpen

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June 2019
24-30
every day
Zomer Van Antwerpen

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August 2018
01-31
every day
Zomer Van Antwerpen

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July 2018
01-31
every day
Zomer Van Antwerpen

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June 2018
25-30
every day
Zomer Van Antwerpen

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September 2017
01-03
every day
Zomer Van Antwerpen

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August 2017
01-31
every day
Zomer Van Antwerpen

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July 2017
06-31
every day
Zomer Van Antwerpen

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June 2017
26-30
every day
Zomer Van Antwerpen

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August 2016
01-31
every day
Zomer Van Antwerpen

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July 2016
01-31
every day
Zomer Van Antwerpen

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June 2016
27-30
every day
Zomer Van Antwerpen

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August 2015
01-30
every day
Zomer Van Antwerpen

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July 2015
01-31
every day
Zomer Van Antwerpen

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June 2015
29-30
every day
Zomer Van Antwerpen

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August 2014
01-31
every day
Zomer Van Antwerpen

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July 2014
14-22
every day
Oerol Festival

Terschelling
August 2013
01-25
every day
Zomer Van Antwerpen

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July 2013
06-31
every day
Zomer Van Antwerpen

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August 2011
01-21
every day
Zomer Van Antwerpen

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July 2011
09-31
every day
Zomer Van Antwerpen

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August 2010
01-22
every day
Zomer Van Antwerpen

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July 2010
10-31
every day
Zomer Van Antwerpen

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