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The Emotional Collector

“It was no always the catch, but the hunt”. 



Temple Arles Books 
Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles 
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Wednesday 3rd July




“The Emotional Collector” is a participative installation that explores the mechanisms associated with collecting (photo) books. A clue referring to photography culture will get the visitors to find the first piece of the puzzle, and leave them free to complete it according to their own relationship with the books presented. Each visit will create a different cosmology of books in the space.  At the same time, “librarians” performing repetitive gestures in a playful way will activate the room.