Like the archive, the research library is also central to the future cultural centre. Since 2011, after The Human Snapshot symposium, the Luma Foundation has continued its acquisition initiative to collect books and films for its future library. Like the human brain, the Luma Library will comprise two hemispheres: the ‘Research Library’ and ‘The Library is on Fire’, the latter being an irrational and experimental part, a space where visitors are exposed to unexpected and flickering signs. This year The Library on Fire has been devised by Charles Arsène-Henry and French artist Dominique Gonzales Foerster.
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