Mustapha Benfodil | Service Commun de Documentation (Marseille) /
January 2012 – July 2012
Service Commun de Documentation and Marseille-Provence 2013
Project description: The ANTI-BOOK, or the hair-brained Borgesian opuscule that escaped from the mouth of the pulping machine
The Algerian artist Mustapha Benfodil will use Jorge Luis Borge’s The Library of Babel to develop an experimental writing project entitled The ANTI-BOOK, or the hair-brained Borgesian opuscule that escaped from the mouth of the pulping machine. This project will feature writing workshops and an evolving installation at the Service Commun de Documentation (Joint Documentary Service). Amina Menia, another Algerian artist, may join the Atelier and use the Espace Pouillon as a base for further research. This area, located at the Saint-Charles library, is a listed monument.
Co-producer: Service Commun de Documentation de l’Université de Aix-Marseille
In September 2011, the Service Commun de Documentation de l’Université d’Aix-Marseille launched a series of three Euro-Mediterranean Ateliers (one per academic year until 2013) using the pulping machine as an intellectual and artistic resource. Each Atelier will explore the ideas of books and the pulping machine in an evolving and complementary way (focusing on authors, books, digitalisation, etc.).