In the start of the pandemic, Linn Ullmann filled her local park with poetry and literature.
In March 2020, right after the shutdown, Linn Ullmann filled her local park with poems and texts. In the months that followed the analogue light post project was born.
Kevin Steinman, an assistant professor in literature, wrote an article in the local newspaper Sagene Avis, under the title «A sort of anonymous literary treasure hunt».
The artist behind this project cleverly uses this subconscious invisibility to draw us into beautiful strains of thought from four continents, shaking us out of that same loneliness
— Kevin Steinman, Assistant Professor of Literature, Sagene Avis
In the article, Steinman writes “At the end of March, I started noticing printouts of poems, philosophy and excerpts from novels and plays, taped to the lamp posts. These humble, home-made pages, attached with something so ordinary as scotch tape, could from a distance be confused with “missing cat” posters, or other sad signs of loss and loneliness in the public space”.
Steinman continues: “The artist behind this project cleverly uses this subconscious invisibility to draw us into beautiful strains of thought from four continents, shaking us out of that same loneliness. The project responds to the absence of literary companionship—a loss that can be felt as hard as losing a beloved pet”.
Click here to see the full story in Sagene Avis (in Norwegian)
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