DESIGN ROEL VANDEBEEK
IN COLLABORATION WITH BIB GENK
Centrally located in the entrance hall of the Genk library is this small-scale monument that pays tribute to the book as such. It is a plinth that, as it were, emerges from the floor, guiding every visitor to it like a pilgrim. A book by artist Ado Hamelryck is kept in the transparent cupboard. It is open on a random page. Ado Hamelryck 'draws' or 'writes' books full of characters. Every week the librarian turns a page so that regular visitors can read the entire book after years. This gives it a secret or sacred dimension. All roads in the library lead to this 'holy' book.