“My performance started with the first call number in the Library of Congress classification system, AC5.S4 1934, Sermons by Artists, and I will smell until I reach ZN3.R45, Bibliography of the History of Art. I document the performance in a ledger, recording the call number, title, and a description of the smell of each book. The goal of this personal olfactory exploration is to foster a discussion of the future of print media, the ways we read, methods of classification, and the way in which smell is entwined with memory.”
Thanks to Drew Lebby for spotting this item.
* * *Speaking of smelly books, the latest installment of my serial novel, Forget About It: The First Al Zymer Senile Detective Mystery, was posted this week. If you need to catch up, click over to the archives site.