Du temps perdu à la recherche du temps #1
Du temps perdu à la recherche du temps #1, 2009
Complete edition of À la recherche du temps perdu by Marcel Proust, altered; transparent blue bags, crumpled book pages, metal shelves, time, performance
± 200 × 85 × 70 cm
To read the complete seven-volume edition of Marcel Proust’s À la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time), the artist gave daily performances for several months. As the pages were read, they were torn out and preserved in transparent bags. This action ended with the final volume, Le Temps retrouvé (Time Regained), which remained intact. All of the elements were then deposited on a seven-tier bookshelf.