The Infinite Library seeks to embed human stories within a much grander narrative, one which includes the birth of our planet and the evolution of all life forms. The ‘Library’ part of the installation is conceived as a living organism, a kind of embodiment of knowledge that introduces itself to visitors personally before in- inviting them to explore its house.
This includes a QR code game, holograms, 3D-printed objects, audiovisual works, and the project’s central piece: a vast VR library set in a cave. Within this virtual space, the Infinite Library hosts smaller sub-libraries, the first ones dedicated to Polynesian Navigation, South Indian Puppetry, and European Alchemy.
The Infinite Library world tour will include versions of the project that will live solely online, where they are available in VR, alongside mobile and desktop versions.
In nature, we never see anything isolated, but everything in connection with something else which is before it, beside it, under it and over it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe