Exhibition Detail

Stephanie Rowden and Jennifer Metsker: In Search of the Pale Blue Spin

In Search of the Pale Blue Spin

Stephanie Rowden and Jennifer Metsker

This downloadable audio walk through the Hatcher library is based on Jorge Luis Borges' story “Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius.” Echoing the layers of reality and unreality in the original story, narration and soundscape raise the question: are libraries becoming more mythic than real?


Photo Credit: John Baird

Additional Credits:
Andrew Bishop: music direction, clarinet
Jacob Warren: bass
Jeremy Edwards: music engineer
Juliet Hinely: audio story/walk consulting

Website: Stephanie Rowden and Jennifer Metsker

On view at Hatcher Graduate Library (Begin walk in first floor Hatcher North Lobby)

This work is featured as part of Bookmarks: Speculating the Futures of the Book and Library, an exhibition of site-specific installations, performances, interventions, and events in U-M libraries, curated by Stamps Dean Guna Nadarajan in partnership with the University of Michigan Library.